World Amazing Stuff: Roshan Mahanama reached the milestone

Roshan Mahanama reached the milestone

The Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama reached the milestone of 200 (ODI)One day international match referee when he officiate the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on 21/10/2014 Tuesday.

List of match referees achieve this milestone as follows;
1. Ranhan Madugalle 283 matches
2. Chris Broad 248 matches
3. Jeff Crowe 207 matches
4. Roshan Mahanama 200 matches

“I am delighted to reach this milestone and am extremely proud to do so. After playing for 14 years for my country, it is an honour for me to be involved with the governing body of the game I so passionately love," Mahanama said in a statement Tuesday.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my 10 years as a match referee, a position that has taken me across the globe and has given me an opportunity to remain involved in the sport that has given me so much in various ways."

A former captain and member of the Sri Lanka squad that won the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup, Mahanama represented his country in 52 Tests and 213 ODIs between 1986 and 1999, in which he scored 2,576 and 5,162 runs, respectively.