As already reported in the my post on West Indies winning the ICC T20I World Cup post, the details now follow about Sri Lanka's captain stepping down from captaincy.
Jayawardene announces captaincy quittal [Photo: The Herald Sun]
Soon after losing his fourth World Cup final, Sri Lankan skipper Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene decided to quit captaincy from T20I cricket.
35 years old batsman Jayawardene had not only led Sri Lanka to the final of the T20I this year against West Indies at the Premadasa on Sunday, he has the distinction of leading the Sri Lankan team in previous four T20I cricket world cups too. However, he could not bring a cup to his country. He announced his decision at the end of the press conference after the final.
This is the final statement that came from a dejected Jayawardene after losing to the West Indies and the cup too:
"Just one more thing, guys. I have decided to step down as the T20 captain. I had spoken to the selectors before the start of the tournament, and they are fine with the decision."