Statement obtained from Sangakkara on match-fixing allegations

Former Sri Lanka cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara appeared before the Special Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports today.

He was summoned before the Division to record a statement with regard to the match-fixing allegations relating to the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Sangakkara, who was the captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team during the 2011 World Cup, recorded a statement for nearly 9 hours.

He is the third cricketer to be summoned before the Division to record a statement over the match-fixing allegation.

The Special Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports launched an investigation based on the allegations raised by Former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage on 18 June that the 2011 World Cup final between Sri Lanka and India was fixed.

On 24 June, a team of officers from the Special Investigation Division recorded a statement from Aluthgamage in this regard at his office in Nawalapitiya.

Following this, former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and Chief Selector, Aravinda de Silva appeared before the Unit on 30 June and recorded a statement.

Aravinda de Silva, who served as the Chairman of the National Selection Committee during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, was questioned for approximately six hours.

Thereafter, Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Tharanga appeared before the Special Investigations Division of the Ministry of Sports yesterday (01).

Tharanga, who was part of the 2011 Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup squad, recorded a nearly 3-hour long statement. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. I stand with Kumar Sangakkara my vote is against SLPP and a future vote for Kumar Sangakkara as President of Sri Lanka.

  2. TONGUE WAGGING UNEDUCATED FORMER MINISTER, has made a belated complain regarding the World Cup trying to rope in some of the celebrated former Cricketers. Youth of this country respect our Cricket Heroes, hence we need to get rid of these unwanted characters from Parliament in the up coming Elections. The Guy comes from Kandy district which is the hometown of Sanga, so let us see that this guy is not sent to the Parliament, Sanga come out strongly against these politicians. I am sure Mahela and all other Cricket supporters will back you

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