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Former Sri Lankan Captain Marvan Atapattu has opted out of the Bangladesh Series citing personal reasons. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board which was expected to take action against Marvan has decided to take it easy considering his past track record as a Player and a Captain. Atapattu was due to make his comeback having got selected in a 15-man squad in the place of Sanath Jayasuriya. The comeback for Atapattu would have been after as many as 18 months. He was a part of the World Cup team but couldn’t get a single game. It is believed that Marvan Atapattu is going to be engaged with the Celebrity Club in England – Lashings for which he is going to play a few games.
Marvan Atapattu was left out of the Abu Dhabi Series and was also not picked for the 3-ODI Series against Bangladesh. Atapattu is a veteran of 88 Tests and 268 ODIs. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board will name a replacement shortly.