Sri Lankan left-handed batsman and off-break bowler Shehan Jayasuriya has decided to leave his home country and relocate to the United States of America. He has announced that he won’t be playing any more domestic cricket in the island nation or international cricket for the nation.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released a statement on Friday, January 8 that announced Jayasuriya’s move to the USA. The player informed the cricket board his decision to move away with his family and retire from Sri Lanka cricket with immediate effect.
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SLC’s press release read, “National player Shehan Jayasuriya, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20I formats have informed SLC, that he will no longer be available for the selection of domestic or international cricket tournaments with immediate effect.”
“Jayasuriya has taken this decision, as he has decided to relocate to United States of America with his family to settle in that country. Whilst announcing his decision, Shehan thanked Sri Lanka Cricket for the opportunities provided to him, during his time as a national player.”
“SLC whilst thanking Jayasuriya for the services he has rendered to Sri Lanka Cricket as a player, take this opportunity to wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” it concluded.
Jayasuriya has played 12 ODIs and 18 T20Is scoring 195 and 241 runs respectively for Sri Lanka. In the domestic arena, he has scored 5431 runs in 80 First Class games, 4432 runs in List A games and 1729 runs in 88 T20 games.
National player Shehan Jayasuriya, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20I formats have informed SLC, that he will no longer be available for the selection of domestic or international cricket tournaments with immediate effect.
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— Sri Lanka Cricket ???????? (@OfficialSLC) January 8, 2021