Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Tony Opatha dies

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Tony Opatha dies

Tony Opatha, who represented Sri Lanka in five ODIs and masterminded the rebel tour to South Africa, has passed away at the age of 73.

Opatha, who is a right-arm medium pace bowler, was educated at St. Peter’s College, Colombo and joined the Royal Ceylon Volunteer Air Force in 1968.

He first played for Sri Lanka in 1971 and was a member of the Sri Lankan teams playing in the World Cups in England in 1975 and 1979.

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