Sangakkara writes to BCCI about IPL dues

New Delhi: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about non-payment of dues from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) — the franchise he represented in the first three editions of Indian Premier League.

"Yes, Sangakkara has written to the BCCI about non-clearance of his dues. The matter came up for discussion during yesterday`s governing council meeting," a senior official told PTI on Thursday.

It has been learnt that the player has expressed his apprehensions about playing for Kings XI Punjab in case they happen to pick him from the upcoming auctions until and unless his dues are cleared.

Sangakkara was bought by KXIP during the first auction for USD 700,000. Incidentally, the management handed him the captaincy during the last edition removing Yuvraj Singh who led the team during the first two editions.

However Kings XI Punjab had their worst among the three IPL seasons during last edition when they finished last.

Not only Sangakkara, there are a few other players also who have played for either KXIP or Rajasthan Royals but are yet receive full payment.

When IPL`s chief executive officer Sundar Raman was contacted on what will be their course of action, he didn`t divulge any information. "If there`s anything, we will inform you in due course of time," was all he said.

Repeated calls to KXIP COO Col Arvinder Singh went unanswered.