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Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has taken another swipe at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga in an email sent to the board.
According to reports, Sangakkara found Ranatunga’s approach to the 2013 Champions Trophy in England “shameful and corrupt”.
Sangakkara and Ranatunga first butted heads in August last year when the wicketkeeper-batsman accused the SLC secretary of branding his choice of playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad or Kandurata Maroons in the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) as a “country versus money issue”.
In his email to SLC cricket operations manager Carlton Bernardus, Sangakkara also lashed out at former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
“All I can deduce is that you and all concerned, including Nishantha Ranatunga and Mahindananda Aluthgamage, tried to intentionally cause me embarrassment and tarnish my reputation in the public arena as part of a shameful and corrupt attempt,” he said in an email dated January 21. “This is reprehensible but not unexpected from characters such as they.
“Why did the Secretary try to intentionally and publicly cause embarrassment to me and to unethically put pressure on me by saying I had to choose between money or playing for the country when it came to the Champions League, when no such choice or question arose?”