Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has ordered a legal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup ultimate was “bought” to India, officers stated on Monday.
“A legal investigation has begun,” KDS Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports activities ministry, advised AFP.
“It’s dealt with by the (police) impartial Particular Investigation Unit on sports-related offences.”
Former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka bought the match to make sure an Indian victory.
“I really feel I can speak about it now. I’m not connecting gamers, however some sections have been concerned,” Aluthgamage stated.
The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has additionally solid doubt on the outcome and beforehand known as for an investigation.
Native media stories stated former skipper and chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been summoned for an interview with investigators on Tuesday.
After beginning strongly, Sri Lanka misplaced the ultimate at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium by six wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They appeared in a commanding place when Indian celebrity Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18.
However India turned the sport dramatically, thanks partly to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who have been led by Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara had stated Aluthgamage ought to share his allegations with the worldwide governing physique the Worldwide Cricket Council.
Worldwide cricket in Sri Lanka has beforehand been linked to corruption allegations, together with claims of match-fixing forward of a 2018 Check towards England.
Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan cricket board stated the ICC was investigating three unnamed ex-players over corruption claims.
Match-fixing was made a legal offence in November. Offenders face fines of as much as 100 million rupees ($555,000) and as much as 10 years’ jail.