Kumar Sangakkara set to join the Jamaica Tallawahs

Monday, 19 August 2013 - 14:21


Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is set to join the Jamaica Tallawahs for the final stretch of the Caribbean Premier League.


The 35-year-old replaces Pakistan top-order batsman Ahmed Shehzad, who will join the Pakistan squad in Zimbabwe.


Sangakkara said that he did not expect to be playing the CPL this year, but when Muralitharan telephoned and asked whether he might be interested in playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs, he jumped at the chance.


He added that to play alongside Murali again will, of course, be a great privilege and it will also be very exciting to bat with Chris Gayle rather than being his opponent.