Sri Lanka has requested a criminal test into charges the 2011 cricket World Cup last was “sold” to India, authorities said Monday. “A criminal investigation has begun,” K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP.

“It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences.”

Former games serve Mahindananda Aluthgamage asserted recently that Sri Lanka offered the match to guarantee an Indian triumph. “I feel I can talk about it now. I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved,” Aluthgamage said.

The island country’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has likewise provided a reason to feel ambiguous about the outcome and recently required an examination.

Neighbourhood media reports said previous captain and boss selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been called for a meeting with specialists on Tuesday.

After beginning unequivocally, Sri Lanka lost the last at Mumbai’s Wankhede arena by six wickets. Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They showed up in a telling position when Indian hotshot Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18.

In any case, India turned the game significantly, thanks to some degree to helpless handling and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were driven by Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara had said Aluthgamage should impart his claims to the worldwide administering body the International Cricket Council.

India vs Sri Lanka Worls Cup 2011 Finals

Worldwide cricket in Sri Lanka has recently been connected to debasement charges, including cases of match-fixing in front of a 2018 Test against England.

Prior this month, the Sri Lankan cricket board said the ICC was examining three anonymous ex-players over debasement claims.

Match-fixing was made a criminal offence in November. Wrongdoers face fines of up to 100 million rupees ($555,000) and as long as 10 years’ prison.

2011 World cup was Fixed: Sri Lanka’s Ex-Sports Minister

“2011 final was fixed. I state it with responsibility and I can come forward for a debate… I would not involve the cricketers in this. However, certain groups were involved in fixing the game,” he told News 1st on Thursday.

“I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the Minister of Sports…I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, a game we could have won, was fixed,” he said.

Reacting to the claim, Mahela Jayawardene, who had scored an unbeaten 103 for Sri Lanka in the final, said that ‘elections must be around the corner’. Mahela Jayawardene asked for evidence to back up the ex-ministers allegation.

Also read: Now, Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Says it’s His ‘Suspicion’ After Claiming 2011 World Cup Was Sold to India

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