Former SL first-class batsman Bernard Perera dies
Bernard Perera, the former Sri Lanka first-class cricketer and national women’s team coach, has died aged 56 in a hospital in Peradeniya, Kandy, on Friday, where he had been receiving treatment the past fortnight. Perera had an attack of hepatitis two years ago and following recovery he continued to be a provincial coach.
A right-handed middle-order batsman and offspinner, Perera was a brilliant cover fieldsman and looked destined for higher honours following an outstanding school career with St Anthony’s College, Kandy, the school that produced the world’s leading Test wicket-taker,…
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