Sri Lankan Sripali Weerakkody has filed a retirement from international cricket which takes place immediately.
34-year-old bowler Sripali Weerakkody who had debuted in 2006 has decided to end her international career which comprised of 89 ODIs and 58 T20Is. There, she picked up a total of 58 ODI wickets at a rate of 35.62 and a total of 31 T20I wickets at 29.32.
Weerakkody’s statement was released by SLC which says, ‘I have decided to call it a day. So I feel this is the right time for me. The decision to retire was a personal decision’.
Weerakkody has been a part of Sri Lanka women’s team in the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2013 and in 2017. Aside from that, she was also a part of the Sri Lankan side in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. It was in the same year which she had last played an international game.
Last June, Weerakkody became the first Sri Lankan woman cricketer to qualify as a fitness trainer in the Australian Institute of Fitness. She said, ‘This had been my dream as a female cricketer in the Sri Lankan National pool after 16 years of international cricket. Most people used to ask me why I was not to been seen on the field last year and this was the result of my absence. Now I can train any international team and travel to any country for training with these qualifications’.
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