Colombo, SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya (2L), carrying his daughter Javindi (L) and accompanied by wife Sandra (R), smiles with well wishers during official ceremonies to welcome the national team on their return from the World Cup series in the Caribbean, in Colombo, 03 May 2007. Heavy showers disrupted the welcome party organised for the national cricket team, with officials having to shift the ceremony to the enclosed Sri Lanka Cricket building from the open air Independance Square in Colombo. Sri Lanka lost to Australia in the finals played in Barbados 28 April. AFP PHOTO/Sanka VIDANAGAMA (Photo credit should read SANKA VIDANAGAMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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