The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the World Cup 2011 as no solid proof has supported the allegations.
ICC looked into the matter and application submitted by the former Sri Lanka sports minister that claimed the match-fixing of the ICC World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium. Consequently, the global cricket committee found no such records.
ICC further added if anyone has the evidence regarding, they can collaborate with ICC regarding the match-fixing subject and the integrity team will look into the matter.
ICC: No reason to doubt the integrity of the World Cup 2011
Meanwhile, ICC was looking forward to a solid proof which can support the allegations. “The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011. 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. 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. We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” ACU’s GM Marshall said in a statement.
“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,” the statement added.