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Jayawardene to quit as Sri Lanka cricket captain

cricket Updated: Feb 12, 2009 03:15 IST

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Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that he would like to step down after the forthcoming tour of Pakistan.

SLC chief-executive Duleep Mendis told IANS that Jayawardene expressed his desire to quit as captain after the Test series in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka, under Jayawardene, lost the recent ODI series 1-4 against India at home, though they had won the three-match series in Pakistan.

Jayawardene, his deputy Kumar Sangakkara and world's highest wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs Muttiah Muralitharan were not included in the Twenty20 side that lost to India Tuesday night.