September 29, 2022

Sri Lankan pacemaker Lakmal retires after India tour

Sri Lanka’s senior pacer Suranga Lakmal will retire from all international cricket formats after the India tour which kicks off later this month.

Lakmal, 34, a former Test captain, has played 68 Tests, 86 ODIs and 11 T20s.

“Former Sri Lanka test captain Suranga Lakmal has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will retire from all forms of international cricket after the end of the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of India 2022,” said Sri Lanka Cricket. in a press release.

Lakmal thanked SLC for their support.

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“I am indebted to SLC for giving me this amazing opportunity and for believing in me to bring back the honor of my motherland, as it has been an absolute pleasure to be associated with the board that has shaped my professional life and enriched my personal development,” Lakmal said in his retirement letter submitted to SLC.

“I have nothing but the utmost respect for all of my players, coaches, team managers, support staff, administrative staff and all other support staff,” he said.

Sri Lanka are set to play two Tests and three T20Is in India from February 25.