Kumar Sangakkara has intimated to Sri Lanka Cricket that he was resigning as captain of the National Team.
A statement from Sri Lanka Cricket said that he has resigned with immediate effect as the ODI and T20 captain. However, he has spoken to the selectors and offered to continue as the Test captain on an interim basis for the forthcoming series with England and Australia if this is considered helpful for the new captain. In a statement he said this was a decision he made prior to the 2011 World Cup. He further said it had been a true honour and a great privilege to serve his country as captain during the past two years and, although bitterly disappointed that they could not win the final. He added that was very proud of the performances of the team.