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Old February 21, 2012, 04:27 AM
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Default Commentator Ranil Abeynayake has died in a heart attack

Very sad news !!

Ranil Abeynaike passes away

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.

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Old February 21, 2012, 05:47 AM
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RIP Ranil.
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Old February 21, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Thats shocking news . RIP Ranil.
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Old February 21, 2012, 07:44 AM
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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.
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Old February 21, 2012, 07:55 AM
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May he rest in piece. Condolences to his loved ones.
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Old February 21, 2012, 08:55 AM
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RIP Ranil.
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Old February 21, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Not the greatest commentator in the world, but a really nice guy - and tried hard to point out positives even amidst a shambolic performance.

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

In recent years, he was the commentator for every BD series. Looked humble and polite.
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Old February 21, 2012, 02:29 PM
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RIP Anil.

I won't really miss his commentary, but he was always very supporting and polite toward us.
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Old February 21, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Rip anil
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Old February 21, 2012, 04:24 PM
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RIP Anil
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Old February 21, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Rest in peace. He will be missed.
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Old February 21, 2012, 06:24 PM
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RIP Ranil..
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Old February 21, 2012, 08:35 PM
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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.
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Old February 21, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Rest In Peace.
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Old February 21, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Oh my God. That is such a shock. May he rest in peace. Will miss his commentary.
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Old February 22, 2012, 12:13 PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old February 22, 2012, 01:29 PM
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RIP...a great loss for cricket.
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Old February 22, 2012, 01:56 PM
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