Sri Lankan police questions Aravinda de Silva over 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation | Cricket News

Aravinda de Silva. (AFP Photo)

COLOMBO: 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 crew’s loss to India within the 2011 World Cup final was fastened by “certain parties”.
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 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, can be quizzed subsequent.
Post 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 present COVID-19 pandemic.

Most Viewed