Jayasuriya patches up relations with Sangakkara and Jayawardene

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“There was a small miscommunication from their part also, but nothing like that will happen again”

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has patched up relations with wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara and veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene after he criticised them for not informing the board about their decision to retire from Twenty20 Internationals following the conclusion of the World Twenty20.

Jayasuriya revealed that he had a lengthy chat with Sangakkara and Jayawardene in order to relax tensions that had flared up.

“I had a very good chat with Sanga and Mahela,” Jayasuriya said. “There was a small miscommunication from their part also, but nothing like that will happen again.

“They have never had any problems with the selection committee, and they had always wanted to be in touch with me. But after this we had a very good talk.

“Sanga said he didn’t mean to officially announce his retirement, and he only said it was his last tour. So I know what happened, and we understand each other.”

Both Sangakkara and Jayawardene have also, on numerous occasions, expressed their desire to quit ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup.

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