Sri Lanka will find it difficult to get the evidence of corruption: BCCI
The Sri Lankan government is investigating allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final. However, almost a decade after that match, the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it was difficult to come up with accurate information.
Sri Lanka’s then Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that Sri Lanka had sold matches to India. The Sri Lankan government is investigating his remarks.
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.
BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh has opened his mouth about this.
“I am surprised the issue has come up after 10 years. As per my experience, more delayed the investigation, more difficult it is to get the evidence,”
he was quoted as saying by The Week.
Ajit Singh does not like the Sri Lankan government’s investigation. According to him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) should launch an investigation into match-fixing corruption. In the words of Ajit Singh, “The World Cup was played within the purview of the ICC. If there are any corruption-related allegations, it is for the ICC to investigate. In India, no issues were raised regarding that match.”