Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena pulled out of the planned stint with Lancashire during the NatWest T20 Blast campaign due to personal reason.
The 40-year-old was keen on making a comeback to cricket after a successful coaching stint with Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians.
“I am very disappointed to be unable to join Lancashire Lightning in the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast as planned. I would like to wish the club a successful campaign this year,” said Mahela Jayawardena.
Jayawardene qualified to play for the club as a non-overseas player by virtue of his Danish wife, Christina.
“It’s disappointing that Mahela won’t be joining us for the upcoming T20 campaign. We are currently reviewing and reassessing all options from a player perspective ahead of the NatWest T20 Blast campaign in light of this news,” said Glen Chapple, Lancashire’s head coach.
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