Updated: July 3, 2020 7:01:20 pm
The ICC on Friday mentioned there isn’t a purpose to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup last in which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been supplied any proof that will benefit an investigation into the game. It categorically denied a declare by former Sri Lanka sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that he had submitted a letter to them concerning his suspisions.
The world physique’s assertion got here after Sri Lanka Police’s particular investigation division on Friday called off a probe into allegations made by Aluthgamage that the ultimate was fastened by “certain parties” in Sri Lanka. The police mentioned it discovered no proof 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 mentioned in an announcement.
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“The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” Marshall mentioned.
“At this time, we have not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made or which would merit launching an investigation under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” the ACU head additional acknowledged.
The former Sri Lankan Sports Minister’s claims that the ICC was despatched a letter alleging fixing was additionally rubbished.
“There is no record of any letter regarding this matter sent by the then Sri Lanka Sports Minister to the ICC and senior ICC staff at the time have confirmed they have no recollection of receiving any such letter which would have led to an investigation,” Marshall mentioned.
The assertion additionally mentioned that ICC takes all allegations of match-fixing severely.
“We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and should we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we will review our current position.”
“If anyone has any evidence that this match or any other has been subject to match-fixing, we would urge them to get in contact with the ICC Integrity team,” Marshall mentioned whereas concluding the assertion.
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Sports had launched an investigation into the 2011 World Cup last, after Aluthgamage had acknowledged on 18 June that the match had been fastened.
Statements had been recorded from Aluthgamage, former Chairman of the National Selection Committee Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga, then-skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene earlier than gthe probe was referred to as off on Friday.
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