Mahela Jayawardene to retire after Colombo Test

The 2nd Test was to be held at P. Sara Oval, but shifted to Colombo on Jayawardene's request.

By: Associated Press | Colombo | Published: July 23, 2014 9:29 pm
Mahela Jayawardene will play his last Test in his home ground Colombo. (Source: Mahela Jayawardene will play his last Test in his home ground, Colombo. (Source: Reuters)

Sri Lanka has shifted the venue of the second test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of test cricket at his club ground in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene’s Sinhalese Sports Club.

The test was originally scheduled to be at P. Sara Oval, also in Colombo, from Aug. 14-18.

Last week, Jayawardene informed SLC he will retire from test cricket after the Pakistan tour, but has promised to continue playing one-day internationals.

He has played 145 tests since 1997, scoring 11,506 runs, seventh on the all-time list.

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