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Atapattu reappointed SL captain
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May 12, 2005 20:47 IST

Sri Lanka [Images] have reappointed Marvan Atapattu as Test and one-day captain for their series against West Indies [Images] and India.

Atapattu, 34, was appointed one-day captain after the resignation of Sanath Jayasuriya [Images] in April 2003, and Test captain after the resignation of Hashan Tillakaratne last year.

Sri Lanka are due to play a two-match Test series against West Indies starting on July 15 and a seven-match tri-series also involving India that starts on August 1.

The dates and venues for the series are still to be confirmed.

The new five-man selection panel met earlier in the week and the reappointment of Atapattu was ratified by the sports minister.

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