Sangakkara chooses Kandurata over Hydrabad Sunrisers in CLT20

Aug 30, 2013, 08:00 IST | Agencies

Kumar Sangakkara will not turn out for Hyderabad Sunrisers in the upcoming Champions League T20 as the star Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman has chosen his home team Kandurata over the IPL team

“I will play for the Kandurata in the Champions League,” Sangakkara said here yesterday. 

Both teams will compete for a place in the main tournament in the preceding qualifiers, which begin in Hyderabad on September 17.

Kandurata qualified in the recent Sri Lankan Super 4 league which was cobbled out as a result of the cancellation of this year’s Sri Lanka Premier League.

“This was an issue which ought to have been settled by Sri Lanka Cricket. They told me that I should play for Kandurata. If I had a free choice where I was not being penalised, my choice would definitely be Kandurata,” the former Sri Lankan captain said.

Sangakkara stands to lose $140,000 from his IPL salary.

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