Players write to BCCI about dues, KXIP claims of clearing payment

Updated: Jan 06, 2011, 21:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and Australian batsman Shaun Marsh have written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about non-payment of dues from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) --- the franchise they represented during the first three editions of Indian Premier League.

"Yes, Sangakkara had 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 reporters today.

However, the Kings XI Punjab spokesperson in an e-mail claimed otherwise.

"We would like to confirm that all dues to players have already been paid," the release stated.

It has been learnt that the players have expressed their apprehensions about playing for Kings XI Punjab in case they happen to pick them from the upcoming auctions.

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.