Island Cricket

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Jayasuriya to play Twenty20 for Warwickshire next year

Daily Mirror LK - Sri Lankan veteran Sanath Jayasuriya has signed up to play for Warwickshire in the English counties' Twenty20 competition next year, the county announced on Friday.

The 38-year-old announced his retirement from Test cricket earlier this month but plans to continue playing for Sri Lanka in one-day internationals.

Ashley Giles, the former England bowler who is now director of cricket at Warwickshire, hailed the signing of Jaysuriya as a coup for the county.

“Sanath has vast experience in all forms of cricket but especially the one day format,” said Giles.

“He will be a great man for the younger members of our squad to learn from and his knowledge of the game will be crucial in the Twenty20 format of the game. I am looking forward to working with him next summer.”

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