The ICC on Friday mentioned there is no such thing as a reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup closing by which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been supplied any proof that might benefit an investigation into the sport.
The world body’s assertion got here after Sri Lanka Police’s special investigation division on Friday known as off a probe into allegations by former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the ultimate was fastened by “certain parties” in Sri Lanka.
The police mentioned it discovered proof supporting Aluthgamage’s unsubstantiated claims.
“We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall mentioned in an announcement.
“The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” Marshall mentioned.
“At this time, we have not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made or which would merit launching an investigation under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” the ACU head additional said.
The former Sri Lankan Sports Minister’s claims that the ICC was despatched a letter alleging fixing was additionally rubbished by Marshall.
“There is no record of any letter regarding this matter sent by the then Sri Lanka Sports Minister to the ICC and senior ICC staff at the time have confirmed they have no recollection of receiving any such letter which would have led to an investigation,” Marshall mentioned.
He reiterated that ICC takes all allegations of match-fixing significantly.
“We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and should we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we will review our current position.”
“If anyone has any evidence that this match or any other has been subject to match-fixing, we would urge them to get in contact with the ICC Integrity team,” Marshall mentioned whereas concluding the assertion.
Three former Sri Lanka captains Aravinda D’Silva (chairman of selectors through the 2011 World Cup), Kumar Sangakkara (captain) and Mahela Jayawardene (centurion within the closing) recorded their statements earlier than the probe was known as off.