Mahela Jayawardene Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

While announcing his retirement from Test cricket, Mahela Jayawardene reiterated that he is fully committed to playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka.

updated: July 14, 2014 14:41 IST
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A file photo of Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene.

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Star Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene is to retire from Test cricket later this year, the Sri Lankan Cricket board announced on Monday.

The 37-year-old, one of the sport's modern greats, will play his last Test matches against Pakistan in August.

Jayawardene, who retired from the Twenty20 format along with his fellow Sri Lanka stalwart Kumar Sangakkara after their recent World Twenty20 victory, will continue to play in one-day internationals - with a World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in view next year.

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