Lancashire sign Sangakkara for FP T20

Felix Austin | cricket20

The Lancashire Lightning have signed Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara as one of their overseas players for next years Friends Provident T20 competition.

Sangakkara will play for the county for the entire summer but his presence for the Lightning during June's Friends Provident T20 will prove vital in the new competition.

The Sri Lankan is one of the worlds best Twenty20 players and his experience from two Twenty20 World Cup campaigns will be of a huge benefit to the Lightning.

"Kumar is hot property at the moment and rightly so" said Lancashire coach Peter Moores. "He is arguably the most consistent batsman in international cricket with an outstanding average in all formats, making his signing a real coup for Lancashire."

"His experience and knowledge will be invaluable. Kumar has an excellent record in the traditional form of the game, but is also at the fore when it comes to the rapidly evolving Twenty20 format having played in the IPL since its inception."

"He is an excellent resource for our younger squad members to tap into as we continue to build a squad hungry for success."
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