The sports activities minister Dullas Alahapperuma has ordered the investigation and requested for a report on its progress each two weeks, the ministry stated in a press release. The sports activities secretary, KADS Ruwanchandra, on Alahapperuma’s directive, had complained to the ministry’s investigation unit.

Jayawardene ridicules former Sri Lanka Sports Minister’s declare that 2011 World Cup remaining was bought

Aluthgamage has alleged that his nation “sold” the sport to India, a declare that was ridiculed by former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who demanded proof from him.

In an interview with native TV channel ‘Sirasa’, Aluthgamage stated the ultimate was mounted. Set a goal of 275, India claimed the trophy due to the brilliance of Gautam Gambhir (97) after which skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (91).

“Today I am telling you that we sold the 2011 world cup, I said this when I was the sports minister,” Aluthgamage, who was the sports activities minister on the time, stated. “As a country, I do not want to announce this. I can’t exactly remember if it was 2011 or 2012. But we were to win that game,” added the politician, who was the state minister of energy within the present caretaker authorities which is in-charge till the election to be held on August 5.

The captain of Sri Lanka at the moment, Sangakkara, requested him to supply proof for an anti-corruption probe. “He needs to take his ‘evidence’ to the ICC and the Anti-corruption and Security Unit so the claims can be investigated thoroughly,” he tweeted.

Jayawardene, additionally a former captain who scored 100 in that sport, ridiculed the cost. “Is the elections around the corner…like the circus has started…names and evidence?” he requested in a tweet. Aluthgamage stated that in his opinion no gamers have been concerned in fixing the outcome, “but certain parties were.”

Aluthgamage had additionally beforehand hinted that the sport was mounted. Both Aluthgamage and the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been among the many invitees on the remaining performed on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga had additionally referred to as for a probe on alleged match-fixing within the 2011 World Cup remaining.

(With PTI inputs)

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