Sri Lankan police dropped a prison investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup closing, saying they discovered no proof of match-fixing by gamers to let their Indian opponents win.
India gained ICC World Cup 2011 after Sri Lanka within the closing. (Reuters Photo)
- We don’t have any reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011: ICC
- Marshall reiterated that ICC takes all allegations of match-fixing critically
- ICC Integrity Unit has appeared into the allegations concerning World Cup Final
The ICC on Friday stated there is no such thing as a reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup closing during which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been offered any proof that may benefit an investigation into the sport.
The world physique’s assertion got here after Sri Lanka Police’s particular investigation division on Friday referred to as off a probe into allegations by former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the ultimate was mounted by “certain parties” in Sri Lanka. the police stated it discovered proof supporting Aluthgamage’s unsubstantiated claims.
“We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall stated in an announcement.
“The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” Marshall stated.
“At this time, we have not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made or which would merit launching an investigation under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” the ACU head additional said.
The former Sri Lankan Sports Minister’s claims that the ICC was despatched a letter alleging fixing was additionally rubbished by Marshall.
“There is no record of any letter regarding this matter sent by the then Sri Lanka Sports Minister to the ICC and senior ICC staff at the time have confirmed they have no recollection of receiving any such letter which would have led to an investigation,” Marshall stated.
He reiterated that ICC takes all allegations of match-fixing critically.
“We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and should we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we will review our current position.”
“If anyone has any evidence that this match or any other has been subject to match-fixing, we would urge them to get in contact with the ICC Integrity team,” Marshall stated whereas concluding the assertion.
Three former Sri Lanka captains Aravinda D’Silva (chairman of selectors in the course of the 2011 World Cup), Kumar Sangakkara (captain) and Mahela Jayawardene (centurion within the closing) recorded their statements earlier than the probe was referred to as off.