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Jayasuriya to join Lancashire

P. Subramanyam

London: Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka has joined Lancashire County Cricket Club for a month this summer, it was announced.

Jayasuriya, aged 37, will join the county on June 19 as Muttiah Muralitharan will be involved in Sri Lanka's three-match Test series against Bangladesh. Jayasuriya, who has been rested from Sri Lanka's Test side, will play in Lancashire's Twenty20 Cup games.

Mike Watkinson, Lancashire cricket manager, said, "Sanath and Twenty20 cricket is an exciting prospect," and added, "he has a tremendous record in one-day cricket and we are delighted he will be joining us."

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