Jayasurya allowed to cast his vote ahead of elections
Last Updated: Thursday, April 08, 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.


First Published: Thursday, April 08, 2010, 17:41

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