SL spinner Aponso quits Sri Lanka Cricket, migrates to USA
Sri Lankan left-arm orthodox spinner Amila Aponso has decided to quit Sri Lanka Cricket as he is migrating to the United States of America.
Sri Lankan left-arm orthodox spinner Amila Aponso will be the second cricketer from Sri Lanka, after Shehan Jayasuriya, to migrate to the United States of America. The left-arm spinner has decided to quit Sri Lanka Cricket since he has got an offer to play for the Atlanta Fire Minor League team as a marquee player.
Amila Aponso had a good career for his domestic club Ragama Cricket Club, picking more than 400 wickets over eight years and he acted as the skipper for the club too. “We at Ragama CC wish Amila Aponso all the best in his new beginning as a cricketer,” the club said in a statement.
Though he was a star in Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he failed to make his mark at the international level. He made his international debut in an ODI game against Australia in 2016. He played only 9 games and managed to scalp only 10 ODI wickets to his name.
The spinner made his T20I debut in 2018 against Bangladesh. There also he didn’t have much success as he managed to get only three games. In the three games, he managed to take only 4 wickets. His last international appearance was in 2018 against England in a home ODI game.