Sangakkara on Jayasuriya's retirement
May 14, 2010 (islandcricket.lk): When asked about Sanath Jayasuriya's retirement during a media briefing in the Caribbean on Wednesday, skipper Kumar Sangakkara said that Jayasuriya has not made any final decisions.
Sangakkara said that he felt it was up to the player to decide on how long he should choose to play for, but their place in the team should be based on performance.
"At the end of the day every player in our side knows that your place in the team is on performance," the Sri Lankan skipper said.
"That's the kind of culture we have tried to build. Sanath himself tried to build that when he took over the captaincy in '99, and from him to now that's been the team culture we've tried to develop," he added.
Sangakkara also stressed that players should not be selected on how young they are, or based on potential. Selection, he says, should be based on "solid performance".