Sri Lanka's cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara quit his job three days after his team lost to India in the World Cup final to allow new blood and fresh thinking into the team.
Sangakkara, a fluent left-hand batsman and wicket-keeper, said he had no plans yet to retire as a player as he still aims to reach 10,000 runs both in Tests and one-days.
Sangakkara has scored 8,244 runs in 94 Tests at an average of 57.25 with 24 centuries. He also has 9,164 runs in 291 one-dayers with 11 hundreds.
The 33-year-old said that he will stay on as Test captain for an interim period for the forthcoming series with England, and possibly Australia, if the selectors believe this would help the new captain and aid the transition.