Sangakkara resign from captain of Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara stepped down today as captain of Sri Lanka's ODI and T20 teams three days after his side's defeat to India in the final of the World Cup. He has, however, offered to continue to lead the Test side on an interim basis for the upcoming series against England and Australia "if this is considered helpful for the new captain". "I would like to announce that after careful consideration I have concluded that it is in the best long-term interests of the team that I step down now as national captain so that a new leader can be properly groomed for the 2015 World Cup in Australia," a statement from Sangakkara said.