The former skipper and at present, the chief selector of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Aravinda De Silva, has been investigated by the newly established Sports-related anti-corruption unit for straight six hours over the ongoing controversy on Ind vs SL, World Cup 2011 final.
The Superintendent, Jagath Fonseka, revealed that De Silva was first to be investigated by Sri Lanka (SLC). He was at least interviewed by three investigators and when he came out of the room, he declined comments.
Ind vs SL, World Cup 2011: De Silva investigated for 6 hours by Sports-related anti-corruption unit
“Today we started the investigation into (2011 World Cup) match-fixing allegations,” Fonseka told reporters outside his unit´s office where the chief selector was questioned.
“Based on the statement given by Aravinda de Silva today, we have decided to summon a player from the 2011 squad, Upul Tharanga, tomorrow to record his statement.”
However, Upul Tharanga, who was an opener in Ind vs SL, World Cup 2011 final, is to be questioned on Wednesday. The player scored only two runs facing twenty balls in a duration of thirty minutes.
The charges to investigate were submitted by Aluthgamage to the global cricket governing body, who is the former sports minister of Sri Lanka.
“I would not involve the cricketers in this. However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game. The team who played the final match was not the team we had selected, finalized, and sent off. At the last moment, without the consultation of either me as the then minister of Sports or officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket Control Board, four new players had been included to the team,” Aluthgamage, the sports minister, had said.