Dharmasena wins ICC Umpire of the Year for the second time

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Sri Lanka umpire Kumar Dharmasena wins David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year for the second time.

Dharmasena was voted as Umpire of the Year by international captains and ICC Match Referees.

Dharmasena hoped this award would inspire other Sri Lanka officials: “It has been a very satisfying year for me and this award from the ICC is a great honour and privilege. This comes six years after I was first named for the award and will inspire me to keep doing the job I love so much. I have always been passionate about cricket, both as a player and an umpire and look forward to keep working hard and challenging myself in order to meet the demands of this great game.

“I would like to thank my wife for being the strength behind my achievements and also my kids for their support and understanding. I would like to thank Mr. Peter Manuel, my coach, for his guidance from the start of my umpiring career, together with all the other coaches from ICC and Sri Lanka Cricket. I take this opportunity to thank all my fellow colleagues for all the encouragement and support over the years, without which this would not have been possible” he said.

India's Virat Kohli has become the first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards.

Australia opener Aaron Finch has won the ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year award for the second time after his world record 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare last July was chosen by the ICC Voting Academy.

Rishabh Pant of India has been named as the ICC Emerging Player of the Year, Scotland’s Calum MacLeod crowned the ICC Associate Player of the Year, Kane Williamson won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award.

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  • Lakmal Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:13 PM

    Well done Unanduwa! Proud of you!!!!

    Roche Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:13 PM

    Well done

    Manel Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:18 PM

    Well done Kumara.

    Karu Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:22 PM

    At a time our cricket is in all forms of controversies this humble past player has brought us honour and glory in his new role. His decisions are accurate as those of sophisticated technology. Salutations. Keep going Sir.

    acs Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:24 PM

    Waste of time

    NA Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:16 PM

    Looks like this guy is talking about himself.

    Mandy Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:20 PM

    And he has every right to talk as it is own personal achievement. We are proud of you Kumar.

    Yahiya Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:25 PM

    Congratulation,

    ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:31 PM

    Congratulations ... Thank you for all the hard work to bring glory to our motherland.You did with the team in 1996 and now individual performance. Cheers.

    Anthony Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:47 PM

    Kumar we are Proud of you bringing Glory to your mother land. Hope every one will learn from you to be dedicated and Honest where any job is concerned.

    Chari Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:53 PM

    Great all round Cricketer of the World Cup winning Team of 1996.

    mohamed Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:01 PM

    congrats well done and keep it up to bring pride to our motherland

    Mithun Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:04 PM

    I used to ask myself "Why he is going to lose the review" when a player going for DRS against Dharmasena's decisions. He is perfect than the technology. Salute you Sir.

    Marcian Chris Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:08 PM

    Congratulations! Hope this will inspire and encourage others too follow in your footsteps dedicating all their energies and efforts to excel in their chosen discipline and bring honour to our motherland.and to themselves.

    SL Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:41 PM

    Congrats! The humble guy among SLBC gamblers !

    Labby Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:58 PM

    I think his first decision as an umpire was when he gave Sanath Jayasuriay Out during and ODI. Jayasuriya was in his 90's when given out by Dharmasena. I remember Jayasuriya staring at him before walking off. Just a couple of years earlier the two of them were playing together in the national team.

    Citizen Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:25 PM

    Well done Kumar. You are an example to all Sri Lankans; to work within ones capacity with dedication and commitment to achieve great heights.

    Amila Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:20 PM

    Congratulations.......

    Dot Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:16 AM

    Congratulations from an ardent fan from Australia .I remember hearing from ' Sri Lankans ,worrying whether you will impress the listening public when you gave TV interviews after a match as a young cricketer ..but you are indeed a role model for what mattered was how you got your values and ideas communicated and you won the hearts and minds of the cricketers and fans . Indeed your professional standards are now recognized again ..well done we are proud of you .

    Dr Ranjit Ratnapala Friday, 25 January 2019 09:39 AM

    Great Admirer of Kumar Dharmasena


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