Former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has denied all reports citing that he is to enter local politics.
In a Tweet, Sri Lanka’s most renowned Sports Journalist Ranjan Paranavithana has quoted Sangakkara as to saying this to him over the phone.
“*** Sangakkara denies all the rumours and gossip of entering politics.# @KumarSanga2 @SriLankaMirror @bbcsinhala @AzzamAmeen pic.twitter.com/K4qsMYV0HZ
— Ranjan Paranavithana (@ranjanpara1) July 29, 2018
Sangakkara, one of the greatest batsman in modern times, currently plays in franchise cricket across the globe. Following his retirement, Sangakkara was offered the Sri Lankan High Commissioner’s Post, however, he declined the same citing reasons of a hectic schedule. Last week, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne told that they would support Sangakkara if he enters politics.
The 40-year-old hasn’t made an official statement on his political career, but it had been speculated that he would be in the thick of things by the 2020 Presidential Elections.
Sangakkara is currently in England as a commentator of the cricket series between India and England.