Mahela Jayawardene announced his retirement earlier this month © Getty Images
Mahela Jayawardene announced his retirement earlier this month © Getty Images

Jul 24, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene is set to play the final Test of his career, against Pakistan, in his home ground of Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) at Colombo.

According to a report by Associated Press, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issued a statement saying that the Test, which was initially scheduled for the P. Sara Oval in Colombo, was relocated to the SSC following a request made by the club. The match will be held from August 14, and will be the final time Jayawardene — who has played close to 150 Test matches — will appear in a Test for Sri Lanka.

 

Jayawardene announced his decision to retire on July 14, 2014. In a letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief executive Ashley de Silva, Jayawardene said, “It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time”.