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    Longest name in cricket

    I was browsing Cricinfo today, and came across the name Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanka Welegedara, and thought they can't get much longer than this. Do they?
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    Chaminda would give him a run for him money I reckon.
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    No, but this guy would:

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    Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanka Welegedara - 49 letters

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    Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas - 52 letters

    Vaas has more.


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    ARRAPWRRKB Amunugama has 104.

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    The rest seem fairly pathetic compared to him.

    Any non-Sri Lankan ones?

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    Is Mal Loye the shortest name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC View Post
    Is Mal Loye the shortest name?
    It's about as close as Ian Bell.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    No, but this guy would:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC View Post
    Is Mal Loye the shortest name?
    Depends if we count middle names or not. Brett Lee at 8 is quite short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    It's about as close as Ian Bell.
    Don't forget Bill Dow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Never realised Fiji played First-Class games, he was a handy player too by the looks of it.
    They had some tours of New Zealand. Think the last one was in 1956.

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