Aravinda de Silva questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing allegation probe

Press Trust of India

Whereas Aravinda de Silva, former nationwide chief selector, was questioned for over 6 hours, Sri Lanka police are prone to quiz Upul Tharanga subsequent of their World Cup 2011 closing fixing allegations probe.

Aravinda de Silva was questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 closing fixing claims probe (Reuters Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Former Sri Lanka sports activities minister alleged World Cup 2011 closing was mounted by sure events
  • Ex-chief selector Aravinda de Silva quizzed by police in probe
  • Sri Lanka misplaced the World Cup 2011 closing to India in Mumbai

The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday mentioned it has questioned former nationwide choice committee chairman Aravinda de Silva over ex-Sports activities Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegation that the nationwide cricket workforce’s loss to India within the 2011 World Cup closing was mounted by “sure events”.

Aluthgamage has alleged that his nation “offered” 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 closing which Sri Lanka received, was summoned by the police on Tuesday to file his assertion.

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

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

De Silva mentioned he was prepared to journey to India to participate in an investigation regardless of the present Covid-19 pandemic.

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