Thilan Samaraweera resigns

Sri Lanka Test cricketer Thilan Samaraweera has decided to resign from all forms of cricket.
Samaraweera has informed his decision to the Sri Lanka Cricket Board in a letter sent today.
His resignation comes just a day after he was overlooked for the first Test against Bangladesh starting in Galle this week.
Samaraweera was listed as among the players who had signed the contracts with the Sri Lanka Cricket board this week.
He made his Test debut against India in 2001 in Colombo.
The Cricket board says it has requested Thilan to have a meaningful dialogue with the National Selectors prior to finalising his decision.
Thilan Samaraweera is scheduled to meet the National Selectors tomorrow.

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 81 132 20 5462 231 48.76 11641 46.92 14 30 633 7 45 0
ODIs 53 42 11 862 105* 27.80 1244 69.29 2 0 76 0 17 0
First-class 256 367 66 14799 231 49.16 41 72 196 0
List A 178 132 36 3070 105* 31.97 2 16 60 0
Twenty20 21 20 2 537 71 29.83 398 134.92 0 5 64 12 3 0
Bowling averages
  Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 81 35 1327 689 15 4/49 6/67 45.93 3.11 88.4 1 0 0
ODIs 53 17 702 542 11 3/34 3/34 49.27 4.63 63.8 0 0 0
First-class 256   17961 8366 357 6/55   23.43 2.79 50.3   15 2
List A 178   4751 3159 110 7/30 7/30 28.71 3.98 43.1 0 2 0
Twenty20 21 4 62 66 3 3/17 3/17 22.00 6.38 20.6 0 0 0