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Sangakkara charged with level 2 offence for colliding McCullum

There seems to be no respite for controversy-ridden Sri Lanka as the hosts were involved in yet another unsavoury incident with skipper Kumar Sangakkara colliding with New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum in a tri-series match in Dambulla on Friday.

cricket Updated: Aug 21, 2010 02:10 IST

There seems to be no respite for controversy-ridden Sri Lanka as the hosts were today involved in yet another unsavoury incident with skipper Kumar Sangakkara colliding with New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum in a tri-series match in Dambulla on Friday.

The incident happened in the 26.5 over, when after flicking a ball to fine-leg region, Sangakkara bumped into
McCullum while trying to ground his bat to take his run.

The bowler didn't like it and complained to the umpires, who reported it to the Match Referee and Sangakkara was
charged with a level 2 offence for the incident.

Talking about the incident, former skipper Mahela Jayawardene said it was not done intentionally by Sangakkara
as he was "blinded" when he took the run.

"It was not intentional. Sangakkara collided with a bowlers and the bowler complained to the umpire. But
Sangakkara didn't do it intentionally. He was blind when he took the run. Both the players spoke about it in the dressing
room," Jayawardene said.

This incident comes days after Sri Lanka were embroiled in a demoralising no-ball controversy in their second game
against India on Monday.