Colombo: Sep 2, 2013
Senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) met on Monday to sort out their differences arousing after the board questioned his loyalty towards the country while playing in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.
“We had a very fruitful meeting and decided to move ahead having sort out the problems of last week,” Sangakkara said.
Sangakkara, under directions from SLC, opted to leave the Indian Premier League franchise Hyderabad Sunrisers, preferring to play for his local club Kandurata.
Ranatunga defended his action citing collective responsibility of the executive committee based on legal advise while the SLC boss Jayantha Dharmadasa told Sangakkara that his comments on Ranatunga were unacceptable.
Sangakkara had accused the SLC of jeopardising his IPL future and reminded the board of heavy financial loss due to ditching the Sunrisers.
Monday’s meeting was sequel to Dharmadasa expressing his willingness to meet Sangakkara to discuss the issue.