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More players to follow Shehan Jayasuriya

10 January, 2021
Shehan Jayasuriya
Shehan Jayasuriya

More players from Sri Lanka are contemplating and expected to follow Shehan Jayasuriya for a break in the USA which is offering qualification and employment in a makeshift cricket team to contest international ICC tournaments.

Jayasuriya, 29, represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20 formats and has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will no longer be available for selection for domestic or international cricket tournaments with immediate effect.

“Jayasuriya has taken this decision as he has decided to relocate to the United States of America with his family to settle in that country,” SLC said in a statement.

“SLC while 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”.

The USA has already recruited players from New Zealand, the West Indies and Pakistan to showcase a team.

There have been unconfirmed reports that former Sri Lanka batsman Jehan Mubarak is being looked at as the coach of the USA team.