Former Sri Lankan captain and selector Aravinda De Silva was summoned by Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday after allegations the 2011 World Cup final has been rigged. He had been interrogated for six hours. Before, former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was likewise known as.
Recently complained that Sri Lanka had”sold” that the World Cup closing to India. Aluthgamage was contested by two Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who played at the World Cup, on the grounds of these allegations.
Sri Lanka made four changes from the previous match in the World XI final against India. That’s when the question arose about so many changes in a match like the final. After so many days, the incident of the eleventh change has resurfaced. So the selector of that time was questioned.
In the final of that event, the Lankans batted first and threw a target of 275 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In reply, India won by 6 wickets in two great innings by Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The opener played a serious 97 run innings. Unbeaten 91 runs came from the bat of captain Dhoni.
Mahindananda Aluthgamage, the then Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, raised the issue anew. On June 18, he alleged that Sri Lanka had sold the 2011 World Cup to India. Later, however, the tune changed. He said this only on the basis of suspicion.
De Silva, 54, declined to comment after questioning. He had to answer questions from at least three detectives for six hours, the AFP news agency reported.
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