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Cricket-Chandimal replaces Mathews as Sri Lanka captain
July 12, 2017 / 5:25 AM / 5 months ago

Cricket-Chandimal replaces Mathews as Sri Lanka captain

COLOMBO, July 12 (Reuters) - Dinesh Chandimal was named Sri Lanka’s new test skipper and Upul Tharanga put in charge of the limited-overs squads on Wednesday, a day after Angelo Mathews relinquished the captaincy across all formats.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala said the board had accepted Mathews’ resignation after the shock one-day series defeat by Zimbabwe, which the all-rounder described as one of the lowest points of his career.

Sri Lanka’s new captains have little time to adjust to their roles as the side hosts neighbours India in a full series from July 26, featuring three tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 match. (Reporting by Shihar Aneez in Colombo; Writing by Amlan Chakraborty; Editing by John O‘Brien)

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