“It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences,” he stated.
Former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka offered the match to make sure an Indian victory.
“I feel I can talk about it now. I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved,” Aluthgamage stated. The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has additionally forged doubt on the outcome and beforehand known as for an investigation.
Local media reviews stated former skipper and chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been summoned for an interview with investigators on Tuesday.
After beginning strongly, Sri Lanka misplaced the ultimate at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium by six wickets. Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They appeared in a commanding place when Indian celebrity Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18.
But India turned the sport dramatically, thanks partly to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who had been led by Kumar Sangakkara. India had been led by MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh was adjudged man of the match for his sterling all-round effort.
Sangakkara had stated Aluthgamage ought to share his allegations with the worldwide governing physique the International Cricket Council. International cricket in Sri Lanka has beforehand been linked to corruption allegations, together with claims of match-fixing forward of a 2018 Test towards England.
Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan cricket board stated the ICC was investigating three unnamed ex-players over corruption claims.
Match-fixing was made a felony offence in November. Offenders face fines of as much as 100 million rupees ($555,000) and as much as 10 years’ jail.
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