Mahela Jayawardene joins Lancashire county

Tue, May 09, 2017 12:42 pm Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
Mahela Jayawardene
May 9 (CRICKETNMORE) - Sri Lankan batting legend Mahela Jayawardene joins Lancashire county to play in this year’s T20 Blast competition. The former Sri Lankan Captain, Jayawardene, has played in T20 leagues around the world since retiring from international cricket in 2015 and has previously turned out in England for Sussex and Somerset.

“I’m very excited about joining Lancashire Lightning for the NatWest T20 Blast this summer,” Jayawardene said in a Lancashire press release. “Lancashire is a huge county with a fine history in the game. There is a young group of players at the club and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to working with them.”

“Mahela is a truly world-class batsman who scores runs all around the wicket,” said Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple. “It will be a fantastic opportunity for our young players to learn off him and for our fans to watch one of the game’s greats.”


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