Sri Lankan Pair Announce Retirement

Chamini Seneviratne
Chamini Seneviratne has announced her retirement from international cricket
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Sri Lanka Women internationals Sandamali Dolawatte and Chamini Seneviratne have announced their retirement from international cricket.

Both players were in contention for the upcoming tour of India, and Seneviratne was due to be part of the One-Day International squad but both submitted their retirements to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) late last year.

"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the two National Women’s team players Sandamali Dolawatte and Chamani Seneviratne tendered their resignation to the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ashley De Silva on the 29th of December 2013," an SLC statement read.

"SLC wishes to state that on the 29th morning Sandamali Dolawatte was informed to attend a final selection trial match scheduled on the 30th of December 2013.

"Sandamali refused to abide by the request and informed of her desire to resign from the team. Chamani Seneviratne was already selected for the ODI Squad. Subsequently she tendered her resignation to the CEO of SLC."

Sri Lanka head to India to play three Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs from 6th January.

Dolawatte played 53 ODIs for her country, scoring 431 runs and taking 25 wickets as well as 24 Twenty20 Internationals, in which she scored 97 runs and took five wickets.

She appeared at the 2005 and 2013 World Cup, where Sri Lanka scored upset victories over England and Sri Lanka on their way to an eventual fifth place.

Seneviratne also played in the fifth place play-off against South Africa last year and played a total of one Test, 80 ODIs and 32 Twenty20 Internationals.

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