“We questioned three two players and the chief selector -about team selection and changes. We are satisfied with their explanation,” a prime police official informed AFP. “The inquiry is now closed,” the official stated.
The allegation of former Sri Lankan captain Aravinda de Silva had opened a Pandora’s Box. De Silva alleged that the Lankan gamers performed sub-standard cricket purposefully within the remaining held on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on April 2, 2011.
It had compelled the Sri Lankan authorities to declare a probe into the ultimate and the proceedings of the match. They had additionally questioned a number of the then Lankan gamers like Kumar Sangakkara, who captained the aspect, Mahela Jayawardene, who made 100 in that remaining, and Upul Tharanga, the Lankan opener in that remaining.
In flip, De Silva was additionally questioned by the Lankan police. De Silva was Lanka’s chief selector in 2011 and he had masterminded choosing the nationwide staff for the quadrennial massive bash.
The investigation was prompted by former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who 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 end result and beforehand known as for an investigation.
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 famous person Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18. But India turned the sport dramatically, thanks partially to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka,
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