Recently, the news is spreading fast regarding the match-fixing in the final of the ICC World Cup 2011 when India played against Sri Lanka and lifted the trophy. The former Sri Lanka sports minister had claimed the match-fixing which was later supported by former Sri Lanka’s skipper, De Silva.
However, Upul Tharanga was the Sri Lanka cricketer to get summoned for the investigations regarding the final of the ICC World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede stadium. The opener scored only two runs in thirty minutes off twenty balls.
The former skipper and at present, the chief selector of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Aravinda De Silva, had also 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.
Recently, Kumar Sangakkara, who captained the team in the World Cup 2011, was summoned by Special Investigation Unit (SIU) due to the allegations of match-fixing back in finals between India and Sri Lanka in 2011.
Kumar Sangakkara summoned for 10 hours in World Cup 2011 fixing probe
“I came here to give a statement because of my responsibility to the game and respect for cricket,” Sangakkara said after the questioning by detectives.
“I hope at the end of this investigation, the truth about the allegations made by (former sports minister) Mahindananda Aluthgamage will come out,” he added.