Sri Lanka batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa withdraws his letter of resignation, which he had submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on January 3. With this decision, Rajapaksa is now available to represent Sri Lanka in international cricket across formats.
Rajapaksa had decided to quit international cricket due to familial reasons.
“I have very carefully considered my position as a player, husband and am taking this decision looking forward to fatherhood and associated familial obligations,” the 30-year-old said in his letter of resignation.
However, Rajapaksa has reconsidered after his meeting with sports minister Namal Rajapaksa.
"Pursuant to a meeting with the Hon. Namal Rajapaksa – Minister of Youth & Sports and after consulting with the National Selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has notified SLC that he wishes to withdraw his resignation which he tendered to SLC on 3rd Jan. 2022, with immediate effect," SLC said in a statement.
The Southpaw played five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 18 T20 Internationals (T20I) for Sri Lanka since making his debut in 2019.