The Sri Lankan police has dropped the World Cup 2011 final match-fixing case after questioning the then captain Kumar Sangakkara and his deputy Mahela Jayawardene.
Both Sangakkara and Mahela along with then chief selector Arvinda de Silva and teammate Upul Tharanga were interrogated in the case after the former sports minster Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged of wrong-doings during the summit clash.
“We are satisfied with their explanation. The inquiry is now closed. They had reasonable explanations about the changes that were made to the final squad. We found no evidence of any wrongdoing”, a top police official told AFP.
Sri Lanka lost to India in the final in Mumbai after the hosts chased down a target of 275 with captain MS Dhoni staying unbeaten at 91.
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.