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Ex-skippers back Malinga call to quit Tests

Apr 25, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Two former Sri Lankan captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene on Sunday backed fast bowler Lasith Malinga’s decision to quit Tests because of a worsening knee condition. Malinga announced his retirement last Friday, days after Sri Lanka cricket questioned his participation in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) after he withdrew from the upcoming England Tests citing issues with his fitness. The paceman, who is in top form for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, recently made himself unavailable for Sri Lanka’s Test series in England, attracting criticism that he had chosen club over country. Sangakkara said Malinga’s decision was best for the team while Jayawardene said it was the right call from a personal point of view, according to the Cricinfo website. Read more: sports.dailymirror.lk/2011/04/24/ex-skippers-back-malinga-call-to-quit-tests/