Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLCB) has asked their former captain and veteran wicket keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to retire from Test matches just after the upcoming World Cup to be held jointly in Australia and New Zealand on March 2015.
Sangakkara who retired from T20 International after winning the World Cup title held in March at Bangladesh defeating India in the final has expressed his view to retire from all forms of cricket just after the One Day World Cup.
During the meeting with the board, the board has expressed their view to continue in test matches even though he can quit playing ODIs.
As their former captain and another veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene had earlier retired from Test matches if Sangakkara retires from Test then the team balance might be disturbed. So the board want him to play for some more time to make the balance in the team.
But Sangakkara is yet to make the final decision about it. He is the highest run scorer in test matches in the calendar year 2014 with 1486 runs in 11 test matches with an average of 78.21. Sangakkara also scored four century and nine half century including his maiden triple century in the year 2014.