Rangana Herath to retire after Galle test against England

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka spin bowler Rangana Herath will retire from international cricket next month after the first test against England.

Sri Lanka Cricket says Herath announced his decision at a meeting with cricket board officials.

SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva says "we respect and support Rangana's decision, even though his retirement will be a big loss for Sri Lanka Cricket."

The 40-year-old Herath made his test debut in 1999 and has played 92 tests with 430 wickets. He has already retired from shorter formats.

The first test against England will begin in Galle on Nov. 6.

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