BBC Sport - Mahela Jayawardene: Sri Lanka star welcomes Sussex opportunity

Jayawardene out to enjoy Sussex stint

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene tells BBC South Today that playing for Sussex in the T20 Blast is "a great opportunity".

The 37-year-old batsman, who retired from all forms of international cricket following the World Cup, will be with the Hove-based side for the first seven matches of the tournament.

Jayawardene played 149 Tests, 448 one-day internationals and 55 T20 internationals for Sri Lanka and scored more than 11,000 runs in both Test matches and ODIs.

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