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Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has signed a two-year deal with Surrey.
However, it remains to be seen how much of the 2015 county season Sangakkara will play since he is still unsure about whether he will retire from Tests later this year.
But, what is clear is that Sangakkara will have retired from limited overs cricket following the World Cup, which gets underway on February 14.
“We’re delighted that Kumar has agreed to join us. He is the number one Test batsman in the world but it’s the special character that he has which is as important to us,” Surrey’s director of cricket, Alec Stewart, said. “He is a five-star player and five-star person and that is important because he will be working with our young homegrown players as they become serious cricketers at this level. He has worked a lot with our coach Graham Ford, when he was in charge of Sri Lanka, and we are both very happy to reach this stage.”