Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis has died at the age of 52.
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis has died of cancer at the age of 52.
Last Updated: 13/01/13 8:14am
De Alwis, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early November, passed away late on Saturday.
He represented his country in 11 Test matches and 31 one-day internationals between 1983 and 1988.
He was a member of the squad that travelled to England for the World Cup of 1983 when he topped his country's batting averages thanks to a brace of half-centuries against Pakistan and England.
Arjuna Ranatunga, one of Sri Lanka's all-time greats, said: "Guy was not only a committed cricketer but a person who fought for justice.
"As a selector he was not afraid to pick players on merit. As an administrator he was strongly against corruption and went to a great extent to try and eliminate it.
"And he was one of the best wicketkeepers produced by Sri Lanka."