sports- #Kumar Sangakkara summoned in 2011 WC final fixing probenewstolive - July 3, 2020 86 0 COMMENTS
Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been reportedly summoned by a particular committee in relation to the 2011 World Cup final match fixing claims made by former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
According to a report in Daily mirror.lk, Sangakkara — who was the captain of the aspect when Sri Lanka misplaced to India in the final — has been summoned by the Special Investigation Unit to look on Thursday.
This comes after Upul Tharanga — who scored 2 off 20 deliveries earlier than getting dismissed by Zaheer Khan – on Wednesday grew to become the primary present cricketer to look in entrance of the committee.
Former captain and ex-chief selector Aravinda de Silva was reportedly additionally questioned for nearly six hours on Tuesday.
Aluthgamage had earlier claimed that the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was fastened as they may’ve gained the match simply.
“The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports,” Aluthgamage had mentioned final month.
“However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed.
“I say this with a responsibility and I can come forward for a debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this.
“However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game,” he added.
Following such allegations, Sangakkara had urged everybody to finish speculations in the matter and had requested for proof.
“Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” Sangakkara had mentioned.
Another Sri Lankan nice, Mahela Jayawardene, had additionally spoken on the difficulty and had tweeted: “Is the elections around the corner Looks like the circus has started. names and evidence?”