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Sri Lanka’s chief cricket selector for the 2011 Cricket World Cup used to be grilled for six hours initially of a prison investigation into match fixing, a detective acknowledged Tuesday.
Ragged Sri Lanka skipper and the chief selector, Aravinda de Silva, used to be the principle to be interviewed by the newly established sports actions-connected anti-corruption unit, its Superintendent Jagath Fonseka acknowledged.
“As of late we started the investigation into (2011 World Cup) match fixing allegations,” Fonseka educated journalists outside his unit’s plight of industrial the build the chief selector used to be wondered.
“According to the assertion given by Aravinda de Silva this day, now we get determined to summon a participant from the 2011 squad, Upul Tharanga, tomorrow to file his assertion.”
Fonseka acknowledged they were obtaining intelligence reports as successfully as inputs from unspecified global sources to proceed their probe into undoubtedly one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies.
De Silva himself declined insist as he walked out of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) the build he spent over six hours with as a minimum three detectives investigating allegations that Sri Lanka sold the cup closing to India.
Tharanga, who is to be wondered Wednesday, used to be Sri Lanka’s opener on the finals. He scored precise two runs one day of his 30 minute reside on the crease coping with 20 balls.
The investigation used to be triggered by feeble sports actions minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka sold the match to make obvious an Indian victory.
“I of path feel I will focus on it now. I am no longer connecting gamers, but some sections were concerned,” Aluthgamage acknowledged.
The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has also cast doubt on the reside end result and previously called for an investigation.
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 seemed in a commanding set aside when Indian famous person Sachin Tendulkar used to be out for 18.
However India turned the sport dramatically, thanks in fragment to uncomfortable fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were led by Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara had acknowledged Aluthgamage will get to fragment his allegations with the global governing body the World Cricket Council.
World cricket in Sri Lanka has previously been linked to corruption allegations, including claims of match-fixing ahead of a 2018 Check against England.
Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan cricket board acknowledged the ICC used to be investigating three unnamed ex-gamers over corruption claims.
Match-fixing used to be made a prison offence in November. Offenders face fines of up to 100 million rupees ($555,000) and up to 10 years’ jail.