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Sangakkara spent 8 hours at Police Unit of Sports Ministry


Kumar Sangakkara, the skipper of the Sri Lanka team which lost in the 2011 World Cup final against India, has been questioned for right around eight hours on Thursday at the Police Unit of the Sports Ministry.

Sangakkara spent 8 hours at Police Unit of Sports Ministry

The Sri Lankan government is investigating allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final. Earlier, Sri Lanka’s then Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that Sri Lanka had sold matches to India.

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Aravinda de Silva, who was in charge of Sri Lanka’s national selection committee during the World Cup last Wednesday, was interrogated for six hours at the beginning of the investigation. Upul Tharanga, who was in the World Cup squad, is under interrogation.

However, at the time of Sangakkara’s interrogation, a protest against the questioning was held outside the Sports Ministry’s office. The youth wing of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, which sorted out the protest, said the show was held against the “continuous harassment of Kumar Sangakkara and other cricketers over unsubstantiated match-fixing allegations,” according to newswire.lk.

The party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Sajith Premadasa also tweeted against the investigation.

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