Former Sri Lankan cricketer Aravinda De Silva questioned over 2011 World Cup final match-fixing allegation

The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday stated it has questioned former nationwide choice committee chairman Aravinda de Silva over ex-Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegation that the nationwide cricket team’s loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final was mounted by “certain parties”.

Mr. Aluthgamage has alleged that his nation “sold” the sport to India, a declare that was ridiculed by former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who demanded proof from him.

De Silva, the then chairman of selectors, was quizzed for over six hours by the police.

Aluthgamage on June 18 made the allegation however later backtracked, saying it was simply his suspicion.

A particular police investigation unit recorded Mr. Aluthgamage’s assertion final week.

De Silva, who was the person of the match within the 1996 World Cup final which Sri Lanka gained, was summoned by the police on Tuesday to report his assertion.

Police sources stated that Upul Tharanga, the left-handed opener who performed the 2011 final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, could be quizzed subsequent.

Post Mr. Aluthgamage’ss allegation, De Silva has requested the BCCI to conduct its personal investigation.

De Silva stated he was keen to journey to India to participate in an investigation regardless of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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