Former Sri Lanka captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have been called for the final investigation after the former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged of wrong-doings in the World Cup 2011 final.
Aluthgamage had alleged that the World Cup 2011 final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed.
Earlier, the police had summoned former chief selector Aravinda de Silva for an inquiry last month.
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Superintendent Jagath Fonseka told reporters: “Today we started the investigation into (2011 World Cup) match-fixing allegations.”
Upul Tharanga who was a part of the Sri Lankan squad for the World Cup 2011 was also summoned by the police. “They asked a few questions in connection with the ongoing investigation. I gave my statement,” Tharanga told reporters without giving further details.
2011 Match Fixing Inquiry : Kumar Sangakkara still at the Sports Ministry Police Unit giving a statement for nearly 5 hours. pic.twitter.com/cNMlQ1lggA— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) July 2, 2020
India had defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets after chasing down a target of 275 runs in Mumbai. India had lost two early wickets but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli stitched an important partnership and steadied the ship for India.
Later, captain MS Dhoni joined Gambhir in the middle and the two made sure that the situation was in control. Gambhir though fell short of a well-deserved hundred but India lifted the trophy after 28 years.