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Sri Lankan T20 skipper steps down ahead of World Twenty20; New captain appointed

Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka’s captain for the upcoming World Twenty20. Malinga suffered a nagging knee injury in the first game of their Asia Cup campaign.

SLC vice-president Mohan de Silva said Malinga had written to the SLC last night offering to step down.
“He will continue to make himself available for selections,” said de Silva.

Angelo Mathews, the Lankan all-rounder, will now be the team’s captain in all three formats of the game. Angelo Mathews already leads Sri Lanka in ODIs and Test matches.

Malinga is playing selected games and tournaments to based on his recurring injury. He played just the opening match of the Asia Cup in which Sri Lanka fared very badly. The Lankans eventually crashed out of the tournament losing to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


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