Jul 23, 2019

Malinga announces ODI retirement through FB Live video

Veteran cricketer Lasith Malinga has informed that he will retire from One Day Internationals after the first ODI against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 26.

On a Facebook video streamed through his wife's Facebook video, Malinga said he officially informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of his decision.

In a Facebook video, Malinga requested all cricket enthusiasts and his fans to attend his ODI finale.

He also said some people tried to get rid of him from the team but that he sympathised with them.

The series opener will be held on July 26 while the second and final game will be held on July 28th and July 31 respectively.