Derbyshire signs Suranga Lakmal on 2-yr deal
Derbyshire have signed Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal on a two-year deal to play all formats.
The 34-year-old, who has taken 168 Test wickets in 68 matches, will retire from international cricket after Sri Lanka’s tour of India, starting on 25 February.
He will join former Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, who was appointed head of cricket at Derbyshire in November.
“It’s brilliant to be able to bring Suranga to Derbyshire,” Arthur told the Derbyshire club website.
“We have big ambitions for the project at Derbyshire and Suranga’s decision to retire from international cricket and commit to the club shows he’s as excited about those plans as other players and coaches.”
Lakmal, who captained Sri Lanka in five Tests, took 12 wickets in those Tests