Malinga named Sri Lanka T20 captain

COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been appointed the new captain of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 team until March 2015.

Malinga, part of the Sri Lanka team to win the World T20 title in Bangladesh earlier this month, replaces Dinesh Chandimal as captain.

Malinga, who was vice-captain to Chandimal, took over the captaincy for the last three matches in the World T20, including the final against India.

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