Sangakkara fit for ICC World Twenty20
11 September, 2012
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka received a major boost on Monday when skipper Mahela Jayawardene confirmed star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara's availability for the upcoming ICC World T20 tournament.
“Mahela Jayawardene has confirmed that Kumar Sangakkara has recovered from a finger injury and is fit to play at theT20,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) informed on Twitter. Sangakkara was ruled out of action for 4-6 weeks due to a broken finger, an injury which he sustained during their third One-Day International series against India in July. “Latest from the Sri Lanka dressing room: Sangakkara has fractured his finger. Is out for 4-6 weeks,” informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had confirmed. The left-handed batsman was hurt on his fingers during his innings of 73 against India at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sangakkara was hit in his fingers on the final delivery of the 15th over of the game, bowled by Ashok Dinda. He was batting on 24. The fourth edition of the ICC World T20 begins in the island nation from September 18. The former skipper has also been nominated in four categories for the International Cricket Council awards, including player of the year.