Sangakkara agrees to stay with Surrey

Kumar-SangakkaraSurrey have announced that Kumar Sangakkara has signed a new contract to remain with the county for the 2017 season.

The former Sri Lanka captain has spent the last two seasons with the club and he will now remain at The Oval for at least another campaign, with the club confirming the news on their official twitter account.

The Tweet read: “Surrey CCC are very pleased to announce that Kumar Sangakkara has signed a new one-year contract for the 2017 season.”

The 39-year-old, who retired from international cricket in 2015, has enjoyed a distinguished career, scoring over 28,000 runs across in all formats of the game for his country, while he amassed an impressive Test average of 57.40.

The left-hander will be hoping to continue his exploits with the bat next season, as he attempts to help Surrey improve on their fifth place finish in the County Championship this year, with Gareth Batty’s side chasing their first Division One title since 2002. (Courtesy Eat Sleep Sports)