Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister wants his doubt to be investigated about World Cup 2011
Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister wants his doubt to be investigated about World Cup 2011

Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who claimed that SriLanka sold the 2011 World Cup to 'sell' India, has now termed his claim as 'doubt' which he wants to investigate. The Sri Lankan government has ordered an inquiry into the matter and the special investigation unit of the police recorded the statement of Aluthgamage on Wednesday. He told the police team that he only suspected fixing.

Aluthgamage told reporters, "I just want my suspicions investigated." He said, 'I have given a copy of the complaint to the police which I had lodged to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 30 October 2011 in reference to the allegations as the then Sports Minister.' Aluthgamage alleged that the match in his country was 'sold' to India. Chasing a target of 275 runs, India registered a victory thanks to the innings of Gautam Gambhir (97) and the then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (91).

Aluthgamage, who was the country's Sports Minister at the time, had said, "Today I am telling you that we had sold the 2011 World Cup, I said this when I was the Sports Minister." Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara had asked to provide evidence for an anti-corruption investigation. Sangakkara tweeted, "They need to take the evidence to the ICC and Anti-Corruption and Security Unit for a detailed investigation into the claim. Former captain Jayawardene, who scored a century in that match, however, called these allegations rubbish". He asked in the tweet, "Are elections going to happen? liked the circus that started name and evidence?"

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