Sri Lanka batting nice Mahela Jayawardene is the newest cricketer from the island nation to be questioned in probe over allegations of fixing in the 2011 World Cup last.
Mahela Jayawardene was noticed arriving on the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday to report his assertion.
Jayawardene was a part of the World Cup 2011 group and he hit 100 in the dropping trigger on the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011.
Following allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup last involving India and Sri Lanka by former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports launched an investigation.
Another day in the paradise. Over the final three days three former captains have been hauled up earlier than police to provide statements about match fixing in the 2011 World Cup last. Today it was MJ’s flip. pic.twitter.com/bnrumoqOjS
— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) July 3, 2020
On Thursday, Sri Lankan police recorded Kumar Sangakkara’s statement in a questioning session that prolonged to almost 10 hours, in response to native media experiences. Details of his deposition are usually not but recognized. Sangakkara was the captain of Sri Lanka after they misplaced the World Cup last in 2011 to India.
Notably, members of a youth outfit in Sri Lanka, Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya got here in assist of the gamers and staged a protest in entrance of the Sports Ministry. According to media experiences, the protest was held towards the continual harassment of Sanagakkara and different cricketers over unconfirmed match-fixing allegations.
Earlier, Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga was questioned by the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry days after former chief selector and World Cup-winner Aravinda de Silva was summoned to report his statements.
Aravinda de Silva, who was the chairman of the choice committee, through the 2011 World Cup, was questioned for over 6 hours.
Aravinda had earlier refuted Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s fixing claims, saying a probe must be performed to reveal the lies.
The 1996 World Cup winner additionally mentioned individuals shouldn’t be allowed to get away with lies and urged the Indian authorities and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to conduct an ‘neutral inquiry’ into the allegations.
An investigation was began into the 2011 World Cup last by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports, following former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegations that the April 2, 2011 last was fastened regardless that no substantial proof has been furnished to corroborate the cost.