The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations that the nation’s 2011 World Cup final loss to India was fixed, saying it discovered no proof after recording statements of stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the final, which India won, was fixed by “certain parties” resulting in an inquiry by the Special Investigation Division of the police.
Sangakkara questioned by police over 2011 CWC final fixing allegation
“We will be sending a report to the Secretary, Ministry of Sports who directed us. We have concluded the investigation following an internal discussion held today”, Jagath Fonseka, police superintendent Fonseka, answerable for the particular investigation unit on prevention of offenses regarding sports activities, instructed reporters.
According to Fonseka, the 14-point allegations levelled by Aluthgamage, couldn’t be corroborated.
“We see no reason why players must be further questioned”, Fonseka added.
Fonseka’s investigation unit interviewed Aravinda de Silva – the then chairman of selectors -, Sangakkara, the captain on the final, Upul Tharanga, one of many openers and Mahela Jayawardene.
Sri Lanka police questions De Silva over 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation
De Silva and Sangakkara, the sitting president of the MCC, have been quizzed for over six and 10 hours respectively by the police, which led to protests outside SLC workplace on Thursday.
Fonseka stated the three cricketers, who gave statements, had adequately defined the explanations for sudden team changes within the final – one of many accusations made by Aluthgamage.
The former sports activities minister had raised doubts about 4 changes in team selection within the final.
“We felt that summoning all players to give statement would create an unnecessary uproar,” Fonseka stated including that regardless of Aluthgamage’s claims the ICC hadn’t pursued the matter.
The quizzing of players drew public ire and the previous sports activities minister was subjected to criticism for elevating the issue after 9 years of the occasion.
Aluthgamage claimed that he believed that players weren’t concerned however couldn’t show how might a match be fastened with out involvement of the members. Fantasy Info Mania