Thilan Samaraweera expresses desire to retire

A veteran of 81 Tests, Samaraweera has amassed 5462 runs at an average of 48.76 and it includes 14 centuries.

updated: March 05, 2013 19:59 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lanka middle order batsman Thilan Samaraweera has expressed his desire to retire, according to a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) press release on Tuesday.

"Test Cricketer Thilan Samaraweera handed over a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mr Nishantha Ranatunga expressing his intention to retire from all forms of International Cricket," The Sri Lanka Cricket press release said.

It further added: "SLC has requested Thilan to have a meaningful dialogue with the National Selectors prior to finalising such a decision. The 36-year-old is scheduled to meet the National Selectors on Wednesday."

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