MAHELA JAYAWARDENE will give up Sri Lanka’s Test and one-day captaincy after their tour of Australia.
The batsman, 35, said it was time for a younger leader and nominated vice-captain Angelo Mathews to take over.
Jayawardene’s second stint as captain began in January, when he was called in to replace Tillakaratne Dilshan and committed to a 12-month tenure.
“I don't want to continue captaining Sri Lanka after this tour,” he said. “I hope I don’t get any SOS calls later.”
Jayawardene quit the Twenty20 captaincy after the World Twenty20 final in October.