Mahela Jayawardene to give up Sri Lanka captaincy

Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene wants to step down from the post after the Australia tour.

updated: December 13, 2012 11:21 IST
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Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene said Thursday he will give up the captaincy after Sri Lanka's current Test and one-day tour of Australia, with Angelo Mathews seen as his likely replacement.

The 35-year-old said it was time for a younger leader and nominated Mathews, his vice-captain, as ideal to assume the role.

Jayawardene's second stint as captain began in January, when he was called in to replace Tillakaratne Dilshan and he committed to a 12-month tenure, which expires at the end of the current tour.

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