Sri Lankan police on Friday dropped a legal investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup remaining, saying they discovered no proof of match-fixing by gamers to let their Indian opponents win. Former chief selector Aravinda de Silva, and the staff’s skipper Kumar Sangakkara and opening batsman Upul Tharanga had been questioned this week over suspicions which have dogged the match for years. “We are satisfied with their explanation,” a prime police official informed AFP. “The inquiry is now closed.” “They had reasonable explanations about the changes that were made to the final squad,” the officer added. “We found no evidence of any wrongdoing.”
Sri Lanka made 4 modifications to the staff that misplaced to India at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
The sudden choice to finish the investigation got here after the 2011 staff’s vice captain Mahela Jayawardena went to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) workplace to offer a press release.
“We will give our maximum cooperation,” Jayawardena informed reporters earlier than leaving the SIU when officers refused to simply accept his testimony and informed him to return later.
Jayawardena had been referred to as in after Sangakkara was grilled for practically 10 hours by detectives on Thursday.
The investigation has led to a social media backlash in opposition to the federal government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The probe was triggered by Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports activities minister in 2011 and is a present state minister, after he alleged that the ultimate was thrown by Sri Lanka.
Another former sports activities minister Harin Fernando, who launched anti-corruption legal guidelines in November, stated Aluthgamage ought to be prosecuted for making a false allegation in opposition to cricket legends.
Match-fixing was made a legal offence within the new regulation. Offenders face fines of as much as 100 million rupees (USD 555,000) and as much as 10 years’ jail.
Aluthgamage confronted a widespread backlash within the cricket-mad nation for implicating former gamers in match fixing
There was no fast remark from Aluthgamage over the cancellation of the investigation.
Sangakkara, who can be president of England’s prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club, had requested Aluthgamage to refer his allegations to the International Cricket Council.
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