Sri Lankan batting legend and former skipper Mahela Jayawardena's wife Christina gave birth to their first child on Tuesday.
In a major overhaul, Sri Lanka is planning to drop Mahela Jayawardene from the Test squad, and hand over the captaincy duties to Thilina Kandamby.
Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Arjuna Ranatunga attend The Macquarie Legendary Test Captains Dinner at the London Hilton on September 24, 2013.
Tillakaratne Dilshan consoles his wife Manjula Thilini during the press conference announcing his retirement in Colombo on October 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara at The Macquarie Legendary Test Captains Dinner at the London Hilton on September 24, 2013.
Muttiah Muralitharan and his family attend Indian cricketer L. Balaji's wedding reception.
Cricketers from the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy enjoy a meal with Kumar Sangakkara at his restaurant Ministry of Crab while on tour in Sri Lanka in August, 2013.
Thisara Perera and his wife Sherami.
Mahela Jayawardene and Ian Botham at Mahela and Kumar Sangakkara's restaurant Ministry of Crab.
As Sri Lankan cricket enters what is possibly the era of Angelo Mathews, it is disconcerting to note the subtext of race and religion that colours the discussion about his captaincy. One could either pretend it does not exist, or one could actually have a discussion about it in open forums.
Lasith Malinga plays with his daughter.
Kaveesha Kumara, a 15-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Dharmasoka College, is pictured above talking to Kumar Sangakkara during the Murali Harmony Cup 2013 match between Dharmasoka College a
Akila Dananjaya celebrating his birthday with friends at Panadura beach on October 4, 2013.
Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrating his 37th birthday at Tamil Union Cricket Club.
The many versions of Sri Lanka's One-Day International kit from the 90s to now.
Sanath Jayasuriya at the Legendary Test Captains Dinner in London on September 24, 2013.
Sanga & Mahela on the ultimate game on MTV Sports
Earlier this year, Charith Senanayake was removed from his position as team manager over incidents that took place while the national team was on tour in Australia. Senanayake spoke to Island Cricket in an exclusive interview this week to discuss the circumstances behind his removal and the current state of affairs at the cricket board.
Mahela Jayawardene and Ian Botham leave for Kilinochchi on October 31, 2013, from the Ratmalana airport for Beefy's Big Sri Lanka Walk 2013.
Michael Hussey, in his autobiography Underneath the Southern Cross, has revealed his admiration for Muttiah Muralitharan and his close friendship with the champion spin bowler from Sri Lanka.