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Warwickshire sign Jayasuriya for Twenty20s

Cricinfo staff

Warwickshire have signed Sanath Jayasuriya to play in next year's Twenty20 Cup.

Jayasuriya, 38, retired from Test cricket earlier this month but will continue to play ODI and Twenty20 games for Sri Lanka.

"Sanath has vast experience in all forms of cricket but especially the one-day format," said Ashley Giles, the county's director of cricket. "He'll be a great man for the younger members of our squad to learn from and his knowledge of the game will be crucial in the Twenty20 format of the game. I'm looking forward to working with him next summer."

Jayasuriya played in the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa earlier this year, beginning the tournament in his typically blazing fashion with half-centuries against Kenya and New Zealand before a string of poor scores. He was dismissed for a duck in his most recent international, against Australia.