|Mahela to step down as Sri Lanka captain|
Angelo Mathews ready for captaincy
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said,he will step down as Captain after this Sri Lanka’s current Test and one-day tour of Australia,with Angelo Mathews seen as his likely replacement. Mahela Jayawardene, who was re-appointed as captain for a 12-month period in January,which expires at the end of the current tour.
“I took over the captaincy for 12 months and that ends after this series, so I don’t want to continue to captain Sri Lanka after this tour. This will be my last. I was going to wait until the end of the series but I thought I might as well do it now, having had a chat to the selectors. I hope I don’t get any more SOS calls from them later on. This year has been brilliant. I’ve enjoyed and what I’ve achieved.” Mahela Jayawardene said
“I think this is the right time. We don’t have much cricket next year, not many big tours, so it will be a nice easy start for Angelo if he takes over,” Jayawardene added