Rediff.com  » Cricket » SL's 2011 WC probe: Sangakkara, Jayawardene called up for investigation

SL's 2011 WC probe: Sangakkara, Jayawardene called up for investigation

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Lax
Last updated on: July 02, 2020 00:03 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Mahela Jayawardene

IMAGE: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

As allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final have gathered steam, former Sri Lanka players Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have been summoned to appear before a special investigation unit in Sri Lanka.

Sangakkara has been asked to record his statement in front of a special investigating unit of the Sports Ministry probing allegations that the country's 2011 World Cup Final loss to India was fixed, local media reported in Colombo.

 

Sri Lanka's sports ministry last month ordered an investigation into former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's allegation that the national cricket team's loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final was fixed by "certain parties".

Sangakkara was captain of the Sri Lankan team at that time.

According to local newspaper 'Daily Mirror', which quoted SSP W A J H Fonseka, a Special Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports has asked Sangakkara to record his statement.

Sangakkara has been asked to appear before the unit on Thursday at 9 am, according to the report.

The special unit also recorded statements from Sri Lanka batting legend Aravinda De Silva, who was chairman of the selection committee at that time, and the opening batsman of that match Upul Tharanga.

On June 24, the Special Investigation Division recorded a statement from Aluthgamage, who said that his early assertion was actually a suspicion which he wants thoroughly probed. 

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Lax© Copyright 2020 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
SHARE THIS STORYCOMMENT