Mahela Jayawardene has played over 550 times for Sri Lanka across formats © Getty Images
Mahela Jayawardene has played over 550 times for Sri Lanka across formats © Getty Images

New Zealand‘s domestic T20 Super Smash is not known to create many headlines in terms of big signings in their ranks, but if the joining of Mahela Jayawardene is anything to go by that trend could change. Jayawardene, a Sri Lanka legend, retired from all forms of international cricket, playing his last game in Sri Lanka colours in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Ever since, Jayawardene has decided to play in T20 tournaments across the world. The news comes as a big boost for the Central Districts Stags. ALSO READ: Masters Champions League launches coaches and support staff registration

Following his retirement, Jayawardene has played County cricket with Sussex and has featured in the Jamaica Tallahwahs outfit in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Besides that, Jayawardene has plenty of international T20 experience under his belt, having played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and leagues in Sri Lanka. VIDEO: Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene batting during Help for Heroes vs Rest of the World XI charity match at The Oval

New Zealand’s domestic T20 has not attracted a slew of international stars unlike other T20 leagues across the globe. Among the big international names David Warner, Brett Lee, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Muttiah Muralitharan among others have played in New Zealand’s domestic league. Ian Bell supports appointment of Mahela Jayawardene as batting consultant for England