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Rifat H
February 21, 2012, 04:27 AM
Very sad news !!

Ranil Abeynaike passes away

http://www.onlanka.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ranil-abeynayake-passes-away-sri-lanka-cricket.jpg

Former cricketer and commentator Ranil Abeynaike has passed away today at the age of 57. He had been receiving treatment at a private hospital and died of a heart attack.

He has played first-class cricket for Sri Lanka, List A cricket as well as English county cricket for Bedfordshire. The Right-hand batsman also played for Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC).

In his first-class career(1973-1990), he played fourteen matches, scoring 412 runs at an average of 24.23, with a high score of 66. With the ball, he took 9 wickets at a bowling average of 40.00, with best figures of 6/131.

As a commentator he has commentated on cricket for United Arab Emirates based sports broadcaster TEN Sports since 2004.

http://www.onlanka.com/news/ranil-abeynaike-passes-away.html

MohammedC
February 21, 2012, 05:47 AM
RIP Ranil.

patriot
February 21, 2012, 05:59 AM
Thats shocking news . RIP Ranil.

Mahir
February 21, 2012, 07:44 AM
Shocked! Ranil commentated in many of Bangladesh's matches including the very recent Pakistan series, and did a very decent job at it. May God bless his soul.

Zunaid
February 21, 2012, 07:55 AM
May he rest in piece. Condolences to his loved ones.

zinatf
February 21, 2012, 08:55 AM
RIP Ranil.

F6_Turbo
February 21, 2012, 08:58 AM
Not the greatest commentator in the world, but a really nice guy - and tried hard to point out positives even amidst a shambolic performance.

:(

mufi_02
February 21, 2012, 09:28 AM
Shocking News. RIP Ranil.

In recent years, he was the commentator for every BD series. Looked humble and polite.

Dilscoop
February 21, 2012, 02:29 PM
RIP Anil.

I won't really miss his commentary, but he was always very supporting and polite toward us.

TigerEz
February 21, 2012, 04:20 PM
Rip anil

Nadim
February 21, 2012, 04:24 PM
RIP Anil

Miraz
February 21, 2012, 04:33 PM
Rest in peace. He will be missed.

oronnya
February 21, 2012, 06:24 PM
RIP Ranil..

idrinkh2O
February 21, 2012, 08:35 PM
RIP Mr. Ranil...This is a shocking news..we just saw his sports coverage in december...his death reminds me that...alas! life is too short. :(

AMD128
February 21, 2012, 08:56 PM
Rest In Peace.

Zeeshan
February 21, 2012, 09:51 PM
Oh my God. That is such a shock. May he rest in peace. Will miss his commentary.

Tigers_eye
February 22, 2012, 12:13 PM
My condolences to his family and friends.

kalpurush
February 22, 2012, 01:29 PM
RIP...a great loss for cricket.

dash
February 22, 2012, 01:56 PM
Rip..................