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21 May 2024

Former Lanka keeper Guy de Alwis passes away

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Former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Guy de Alwis passed away this morning in Colombo, according to Daily Mirror.

He was 52 and was perhaps the tallest keeper in international, tweeted cricket statistician Mohandas Menon.
 
He played in the 1983 World Cup tournament in England as a specialist wicket keeper.

The right handed batsman played 11 Test matches for the country including the first Test match at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart in 1987, where he was involved in dismissing Australian opener Mark Taylor caught behind off Rumesh Ratnayake as the first wicket in the Bellerive Oval in 1987.

Guy de Alwis successfully coached Sri Lanka women's cricket team a few years ago.

He represented S Thomas' from 1976 to 1979 and later turned out for the SSC.