Former cricketer Guy de Alwis dies at 52

Former cricketer Guy de Alwis dies at 52

January 13, 2013   09:10 am

Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper batsman Guy de Alwis has passed away at the age of 52, family members confirmed today.

A right-hand batsman, Alwis played in 11 Tests and 31 ODIs for the national team from 1983 to 1988.

He made his debut on the 1982-83 tour of New Zealand and played his last Test in 1988 against Australia in Perth. He also played for the Sinhalese Sports Club.

Guy de Alwis was a former Chairman of the Selection Committee of the then BCCSL.

Born on February 15, 1959, Guy de Alwis is the brother of Ken De Alwis, who played First-class and List A cricket in Sri Lanka.

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