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Angelo Mathews exit: Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in Tests, ODIs

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Published Jul 12, 2017, 11:45 am IST
Updated Jul 12, 2017, 11:45 am IST
Angelo Mathews relinquished the captaincy across all formats after Sri Lanks lost to Zimbabawe.
 Dinesh Chandimal was named Sri Lanka's new test skipper and Upul Tharanga put in charge of the limited-overs squads. (Photo: AFP)
  Dinesh Chandimal was named Sri Lanka's new test skipper and Upul Tharanga put in charge of the limited-overs squads. (Photo: AFP)

Colombo:  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.

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Location: Sri Lanka, Western, Colombo




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