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Jayasuriya Will Play Only One T20, One ODI

Colombo, Jun 9: Veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya says he will quit international cricket midway through the upcoming limited-over series against England.Jayasuriya's announcement  on Thursday comes just hours after Sri Lankan selectors picked the 444-match veteran

PTI [ Updated: June 09, 2011 18:38 IST ]
jayasuriya will play only one t20 one odi
jayasuriya will play only one t20 one odi

Colombo, Jun 9: Veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya says he will quit international cricket midway through the upcoming limited-over series against England.


Jayasuriya's announcement  on Thursday comes just hours after Sri Lankan selectors picked the 444-match veteran for the only Twenty20 match and five limited-overs matches starting June 25.

But the batsman says he will only play a match each from both versions and end a nearly 22-year international career.

Jayasuriya's international career has been resurrected in the wake of a doping investigation involving Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga.

Jayasuriya, who turns 42 this month, will return to play for Sri Lanka in the upcoming limited-overs and Twenty20 matches against England.

His inclusion in a 16-member squad announced Thursday comes a day after Sri Lanka Cricket announced the official notification by International Cricket Council that Tharanga has tested positive for a banned substance after the World Cup semifinal win over New Zealand.

Jayasuriya hasn't played a limited-overs international for Sri Lanka since December 2009, and played his last Twenty20 game a year ago. AP

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