Sunday, July 5, 2020

ICC rubbishes allegations of match-fixing in 2011 World Cup

The ICC on Friday said there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup final in which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been provided any evidence that would merit an investigation into the game. It categorically denied a claim by former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that he had submitted a letter to them regarding his suspisions.
The world body's statement came after Sri Lanka Police's special investigation division on Friday called off a probe into allegations made by Aluthgamage that the final was fixed by "certain parties" in Sri Lanka. The police said it found no evidence supporting Aluthgamage's unsubstantiated claims.
"We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Final 2011," ICC's Anti Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall said in a statement.