Even Lanka's Worst Crisis Can't Dim This 85-Year-Old's Cricket Craze

Cricket-obsessed Percy Abeysekera has been a constant presence at Sri Lanka matches since their first Test against England in 1982 — and even the country’s worst economic crisis cannot keep him away.

Forty years ago, the man now fondly known as “Uncle Percy” escorted England batsman Chris Tavare on the pitch at the P Sara Oval in the capital Colombo while holding a Sri Lankan flag…

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