Jayawardene quits T20 captaincy
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 8:37a.m.
Mahela Jayawardene has stepped down as Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain after losing the World Twenty20 final against the West Indies by 36 runs.
Jayawardene says he had told selectors before the tournament started last month that he would step down as T20 captain after the tournament.
Jayawardene says he might continue playing the shortest format of the game at the international level "if selectors and the new captain wanted."
He also says that "for Sri Lanka to go forward, we needed a younger leader."
Jayawardene top scored with 33 in the final but Sri Lanka was bowled out for 101 in 18.4 overs after Marlon Samuels' blistering knock of 78 off 56 balls had lifted West Indies to 137-6.
He led Sri Lanka in 19 Twenty20s, winning 12 and losing 6 with one tied
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