Journeys in Cricket: Michael Tissera in Q and A on You Tube

Amitha Abeynaike’s Q and A Video Interview  with Michael Tissera, 23 February 2020, … in #Quadrangle…………………………………………………….

Michael Tissera in an interview with Amitha Abeynaike

Michael Tissera born on 23 rd March 1939, is a former S.Thomas’ College 1st XI Cricket Captain in 1957 and 1958 and represented the school by the seas for 05 seasons. S.Thomas’ College was Inter Schools Cricket Champions in 1958 under Tissera. He represented N.C.C and Ceylon in Cricket during the 60’s and 70’s. A solid and stylish right-hand batsman and a decent legbreak bowler, Tissera became the youngest Sri Lankan Cricket Captain at the age of 25. He led Ceylon to its maiden victory over a Test-playing nation, India in Ahmedabad in 1965 and also played in Sri Lanka’s maiden Cricket World Cup in 1975 in England. Later he went on to become Sri Lanka Cricket Team Manager between 2005 and 2007.

A Web Note .2,043 views …… Feb 23, 2020

A SELECTION of PICTURES …. in step with the sequence of the Q and A Session (which did not proceed in temporal sequence)

A FURTHER NOTE, 9 October 2023

Whether from inefficiency or declining age or a combination thereof, this item did not hit digital space in 2020. But it is better late than never….. especially as Michael is visiting Australia now. Welcome GOOD MAN …. and we praise thee  for NOT migrating to Australia in the post-1956 era. “We” would not have beaten India in that classic match in 1964/65 without your leadership.


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3 responses to “Journeys in Cricket: Michael Tissera in Q and A on You Tube

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  2. Daya Wickramatunga

    He was indeed a great cricketer. I knew him when he was with Liptons, Colombo. I also knew both late Ralston and Vernon, his elder brothers, both tea planters of high repute. They too played cricket. Vernon celebrated his 90th B’Day recently.

  3. Rex Olegasegarem

    I knew Michael Tissera at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia in the 1950s. We were both boarders. He was an excellent cricketer and was included in the College First XI at an early age.

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