Hyderabad: Deccan Charges captain Kumar Sangakkara said his national team members in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will have to stand by the decision taken by their Cricket Board regarding returning home midway into the Twenty20 league for a tour of England.

"We have a tour of England happening by the end of May. I think the Board (SLC) will start calling us back. I am not sure if it is going to be May 5 or not (for the return home)," Sangakkara, who captains Deccan Chargers IPL side, said.

"It is up to the BCCI and SLC to negotiate on this (date of return). I hope the players would be communicated after a decision is taken by the BCCI and SLC. We have to abide by that," he said.

Describing Charges’ win at home in the IPL he said, “It is great to win at home. It is relief and joy at last. It was a great team effort. Everybody contributed to the win. Chipli played a brilliant innings. Gony and Steyn bowled exactly according to the plan.”

Asked about his side breaking the jinx of losing all their IPL matches at home before Thursday, Sangakkara said, "Win is a win and you have to keep on being positive. We did just that."

RCB captain Daniel Vettori blamed poor fielding and bowling performance for his side's loss.

"We did not bowl and field well. We did not stop 15-20 runs while fielding. That is not unacceptable in Twenty20 cricket. We have some good fielders and we should have stopped 15-20 runs. We let them add these runs," he rued.

Vettori said the top order batting failure meant that there were no substantial partnerships in RCB's run chase except for the 54 for the sixth wicket between Virat Kohli (71) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25).

"You need quality players for big partnerships. Deccan bowled really well and our top order failed to get the start," said Vettori.

(Agencies)