Jayasurya allowed to cast his vote ahead of elections

Last Updated: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 17:41

Colombo: Sri Lankan start cricketer Sanath
Jayasurya who is a ruling party candidate in the parliamentary
elections was allowed to cast his vote a day before as he had
to play an IPL match in India.
Master all-rounder Jayasurya who is running from the
southern district of Matara on the United People`s Freedom
Alliance Ticket was given special permission to cast his vote
on Wednesday.
The forty-year-old batsman is the oldest cricketer
still playing, though he retired from test cricket in 2007, he
is continuing to play in the shorter version of the game.

Jayasurya has been named in his country`s squad for
the upcoming world 20-20 championship to be held in West
Indies from April 30.

Another Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga who led his
country to victory in World Cup Cricket in 1996 is also in the
fray, running as a candidate of the opposition Democratic
National Alliance of detained former army chief Sarath
Fonseka.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 17:41

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