May 09, 2017

Lancashire signs Mahela

Lancashire Lightning have signed Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast.

The 39-year-old joins as a non-overseas player, having received a spousal visa through his Danish wife, and is available for the whole of the competition, including the knockout phase.

Jayawardene will join up with the rest of the Lancashire squad in July and is likely to make his debut against Leicestershire Foxes at Old Trafford on July 9.