Kumar Sangakkara to quit shortest format after ICC World Twenty20

At 36, Kumar Sangakkara said the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 will be his last as he wants to make way for younger players in Sri Lanka.

updated: March 16, 2014 17:04 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara will retire from Twenty20 internationals after the ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh, the veteran left-hander told a newspaper on Sunday.

The 36-year-old said he wanted to make way for younger players in the national team, but made himself available to play the shortest format in franchise-based competitions. (Also read: Sri Lanka players leave for ICC World Twenty20 with pay issue unresolved)

"Definitely, without a doubt, this is my last World T20," Sangakkara told the Colombo-based Sunday Island newspaper. "I won't be playing any T20 internationals after this.

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