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SL police question Aravinda de Silva over 2011 World Cup fixing allegations


Sri Lanka police questioned former Sri Lanka player Aravinda de Silva for six hours over 2011 World Cup fixing allegations in the final against India. The situation is heating up after former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage‘s allegation that the 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed.

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A World Cup that happened 9 years ago is still in the spotlight, thanks to former sports minister of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage. Since the allegation, a new turn is seen almost every day regarding the incident and the latest victim to get involved into it is the former Sri Lanka cricketer and legend Aravinda De Siva.

De Silva was questioned by the Sri Lanka police for six long hours over the fixing allegations in the final against India. He was the then Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) chairman of selectors, A special police investigation unit has already recorded Aluthgamage’s statement last week.

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After Aluthgamage’s claims, De Silva asked BCCI to conduct its own investigation and stated that he is willing to travel to India if needed despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The allegations have made the famous legendary duo Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene furious. The former captain, who scored hundred in the final tweeted “Is the elections around the corner like the circus has started names and evidence?”  just after Aluthgamage made the allegations.

According to the sources, the left-handed opener  Upul Tharanga, who was part of the 2011 final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, would be the next to be questioned by the Sri Lanka police.

India won the final against Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.

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