Sri Lanka’s sports ministry shut its probe into allegations of mediocrity from the 2011 World Cup final on Friday because of a lack of proof. On precisely the exact same afternoon, the ICC made it crystal clear that it had doubts about India’s success in the 2011 World Cup final.
The ICC’s anti-corruption unit has issued an announcement on the 2011 World Cup closing. Alex Marshall, general director of the ICC’s anti-corruption wing, stated: “The afterward Sri Lankan sports ministry does not have any record of any correspondence in the ICC in this aspect. Senior ICC staffers have verified that. That they haven’t any mention of receiving such a letter that will be researched. There’s little doubt concerning the ICC Boys Cricket World Cup 2011 closing. No fixing incident happened in that game.
Alex Marshall said, “At the moment we have no evidence to support the claim or to qualify for an investigation under the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Act.”
Former Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that his country’s cricketers had sold the 2011 World Cup. He could not provide any evidence. However, his allegations caused a stir in world cricket. The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into the 2011 World Cup final. The Sri Lankan Police Independent Special Investigation Unit also launched an investigation.
The investigation into the 2011 World Cup final began with one former cricketer after another being summoned. Arvind De Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, and Mahela Jayawardene were called up. Mahela Jayawardene was not questioned despite being called for questioning.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Police Independent Special Investigation Unit pulled the beard within four days of the start of the investigation. According to Sri Lankan police sources, the intelligence department is satisfied with the interrogation. They did not get any indication of average. So the investigation has been closed.
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