Lasith Malinga (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Photos)
Sri Lanka’s historical sports actions minister acknowledged on Saturday he has supplied more evidence to cricket’s world governing body that he says shows the 2011 Cricket World Cup used to be mounted.
Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s remarks reach a day after native police dropped an investigation into the claims, citing a lack of evidence that Sri Lanka deliberately lost the closing to hosts India.
Police had grilled historical chief selector Aravinda de Silva, opening batsman Upul Tharanga and the 2011 captain Kumar Sangakkara – the latter for virtually 10 hours.
Nonetheless Aluthgamage, who used to be sports actions minister on the time and is now state minister for strength, acknowledged there were “highly effective of us that are spending worthy sums of cash to hush up the investigation”.
He acknowledged that he has suggested Alex Marshall, anti-corruption chief on the Global Cricket Council (ICC), that he used to be ready to offer more evidence exhibiting the match used to be thrown.
Aluthgamage acknowledged police had failed to probe the claims well and entreated Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to intervene and strain the ICC to reopen an investigation.
Marshall had acknowledged in a press delivery on Friday that “today” the ICC has “no longer been supplied with any evidence that helps the claims made or which would benefit launching an investigation”.
Nonetheless he acknowledged that the ICC takes “allegations of this nature extraordinarily seriously and could per chance we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we are in a position to review our most up-to-date space.”
Sri Lankan police devour no longer publicly answered to Aluthgamage’s claims.
The questioning of the nation’s cricketing heroes caused criticism against the executive on social media earlier than elections on August 5 when Rajapaksa’s celebration is hoping to stable a two-thirds majority in parliament.