Kumar Sangakkara (Getty Photos)
Sri Lanka has ordered a felony probe into allegations the 2011 Cricket World Cup closing changed into “offered” to India, officers said Monday.
“A felony investigation has begun,” Ample.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, truly handy AFP.
“It’s dealt with by the (police) honest Special Investigation Unit on sports-connected offences.”
Ancient sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka offered the match to make certain an Indian victory.
“I truly feel I’m in a position to focus on it now. I’m no longer connecting avid gamers, but some sections had been engaging,” Aluthgamage said.
The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-a hit skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has also solid doubt on the result and previously known as for an investigation.
Native media experiences said light skipper and chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been summoned for an interview with investigators on Tuesday.
After starting strongly, Sri Lanka misplaced the closing at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium by six wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They looked in a commanding self-discipline when Indian celeb Sachin Tendulkar changed into out for 18.
Nonetheless India turned the game dramatically, thanks in phase to wretched fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who had been led by Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara had said Aluthgamage will comprise to part his allegations with the realm governing body the International Cricket Council.
International cricket in Sri Lanka has previously been linked to corruption allegations, along with claims of match-fixing earlier than a 2018 Take a look at against England.
Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan cricket board said the ICC changed into investigating three unnamed ex-avid gamers over corruption claims.
Match-fixing changed into made a felony offence in November. Offenders face fines of up to 100 million rupees ($555,000) and up to 10 years’ penitentiary.