Sri Lanka police calls off 2011 WC final fixing probe

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The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations that the nation’s 2011 World Cup final loss to India was fastened, 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 fastened by “sure parties” resulting in an inquiry by the Special Investigation Division of the Police.

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“We might be sending a report back to the Secretary, Ministry of Sports who directed us. We have concluded the investigation following an inner debate held immediately”, Jagath Fonseka, police superintendent Fonseka, answerable for the exceptional investigation unit on prevention of offenses regarding sports activities, informed reporters.

According to Fonseka, the 14-point allegations levelled by Aluthgamage, couldn’t be corroborated.

“We see no motive why players have to 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.De Silva and Sangakkara, the sitting president of the MCC, had been quizzed for over six and 10 hours respectively by the police, which led to protests exterior SLC workplace on Thursday.

Fonseka stated the three cricketers, who gave statements, had adequately defined the explanations for sudden team adjustments in the final — one of many accusations made by Aluthgamage.

The former sports activities minister had raised doubts about 4 adjustments in team choice in the final.

“We felt that summoning all players to provide assertion would create an pointless 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 problem after 9 years of the occasion.Aluthgamage claimed that he believed that players weren’t concerned however couldn’t show how may a match be fastened with out involvement of the contributors.

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