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Sri Lankan cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 'U turn' on retirement, decision changed in 8 days

Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced his retirement with immediate effect on 3 January, withdrew his decision just 10 days later. Bhanuka wants to play for his country again, which he has informed the board. Bhanuka has written in the letter that he loves his country and wants to represent Sri Lanka in the future. The board said in an official statement, “Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that left-handed batsman Rajapaksa has retired. is withdrawn. After a meeting with Youth and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa and consultation with the national selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has informed the SLC that he wants to withdraw his resignation which he submitted to the SLC on 3 January 2022 with immediate effect. " "In the letter withdrawing his resignation to the SLC, he further stated that he wants to represent his country, which he loves," the statement said. Having considered my position as husband very carefully and taking this decision keeping in view the obligations of the family.”