Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned in connection with the 2011 ICC World Cup Final Fixing allegations. India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to win the World Cup for the second time in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Recently, former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage made a shocking claim that the final match was fixed. Aluthgamage, who served as Sri Lanka’s sports minister in 2011, claimed to have “sold” the World Cup final to India.
The Sri Lankan government had launched an inquiry into the matter following Aluthgamage’s allegations. A special police team has already questioned former Sri Lanka chief selector and captain Arvinda de Silva and batsman Upul Tharanga. And now Sangakkara has been summoned by the police.
According to Dailymirror.lk, Sangakkara will be questioned on Thursday. He captained the Sri Lankan team in the final against India in the 2011 World Cup. Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni helped India reach their target of 275 with 10 balls to spare. Meanwhile, de Silva was questioned by police for more than six hours on Tuesday. In 2011, De Silva was the chief selector of the national team.
Former Sports Minister Aluthgamage had claimed that the Sri Lankan team had deliberately lost the final match. However, during the interrogation, he appears to have backtracked on his claims. During the interrogation, Aluthgamge said that the World Cup final is a fix that he has ‘doubts’ and he wants his suspicions to be investigated. Earlier, Sangakkara in a tweet asked Aluthgamage for evidence and asked the ICC for help if there was evidence of match-fixing.