Sangakara Involved In Lengthy Questioning Over Fixing Of 2011 World Cup Final

Fixing Of 2011 World Cup

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara was addressed for almost 10 hours on Thursday by investigators testing dangerous claims the 2011 ICC World Cup last was fixed under his captaincy. 

Sangakkara, 42, was brought in to the police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) inspecting the lead of the last, which Sri Lanka lost to India at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. 

“I came here to give an announcement in view of my duty to the game and regard for cricket,” Sangakkara said after the finish of his long distance race addressing by analysts. 

“I trust toward the finish of this examination, reality with regards to the claims made by [former sports minister] Mahindananda Aluthgamage will come out.” 

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He didn’t talk about the line of addressing by the SIU which later declared Sangakkara’s then bad habit skipper Mahela Jayawardena will be addressed on Friday. 

Their initial batsman at the last, Upul Tharanga, was the principal player to be addressed. He was met by the SIU more than two hours on Wednesday, a day after boss selector Aravinda de Silva went through more than six hours responding to inquiries regarding the finals. Sangakkara is the most prominent player to be addressed regarding the staggering match-fixing charge which was raised a month ago by Aluthgamage who was additionally the games serve during the 2011 rivalry. Sangakkara is likewise the current leader of the Marylebone Cricket Club in London. Before turning up at the SIU on Thursday, Sangakkara said Aluthgamage’s claims ought to be alluded to the ICC. 

“I believe I can discuss it now,” Aluthgamage told a nearby TV arrange a month ago. “I am not interfacing players, yet a few areas were included.” 

Sri Lanka bat first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They showed up in a directing position when Indian hotshot Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18. 

Be that as it may, India turned the game around drastically, thanks to some degree to helpless handling and bowling by Sri Lanka. Sangakkara and his agent Jayawardena quit their situations in the group after the dazzling destruction. The throw of the last was likewise questionable as it was done twice. Match official Jeff Crowe obviously didn’t hear “heads” called by Sangakkara and asked Indian captain M.S. Dhoni to throw once more. Sangakkara won the throw and chose for bat, a choice that was scrutinized in nearby media in light of the fact that the Sri Lankans were viewed as better at pursuing at that point.


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