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* Mahela Jayawardene announces retirement from Test Cricket
Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 05:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's prolific batsman Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test Cricket at the end of the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan.

He has rendered his resignation from the Test format of cricket to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today.

In a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ashley De Silva, Jayawardene, 37, has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan.

"It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time," he said.

However, the former Captain of Sri Lanka, having also retired from T20 internationals in April this year, reiterated that he is fully committed to playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka.

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