LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will join Derbyshire for the first half of 2008, the English county side said.
The 30-year-old batsman will arrive before the end of April and stay at the club until mid-July, Derbyshire said on their Web site www.derbyshireccc.com.
''Signing such a world-class player and current international captain is a massive boost for the club ahead of the 2008 season,'' Derbyshire chairman Don Amott said.
Jayawardene is the second highest run-scorer in Sri Lankan test history and led the side to the World Cup final earlier this year.
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