Mind your language: Imagine turning up for an exam and finding that the questions are in a language you don't comprehend. How scary is that? It's exactly what happened to several Sri Lankan first-class umpires when they sat for a competitive examination to determine the top three umpires nominated for the ICC's international panel. The examination was conducted in English and not in Sinhalese, which is the common language, and several umpires walked out in protest. Out of 28 candidates, only five passed and one of the high profile failures was Asoka de Silva, who serves on the ICC international panel.
It kinda shows how ICC appoints its umpires. Ashoka is one of the worst umpires in the world and I am not surprised that he failed the test. It is so stupid that he is still on the ICC's international panel list.