The Sport Ministry's Special Investigation Division today recorded a statement for over a nine-hours from former skipper of the Sri Lanka Cricket team Kumar Sangakkara over match-fixing allegations.
Speaking to media after giving the statement, Sangakkara said he believed that after the investigations are completed, everyone would be able to know the truth of match fixing claims made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
Meanwhile, commenting on reports of ICC Chairmanship, Sangakkara said he is not interested about any post or membership of the ICC at this time as he has more duties and responsibilities to fulfil.
Sangakkara who was the captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2011 was summoned to record a statement over the 2011 ICC World Cup Final match-fixing allegations by former Sports Minister Aluthgamage.
The special unit also recorded statements from former Sri Lanka Cricketer Aravinda de Silva, who was the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee at that time, and from the opening batsman in the final match Upul Tharanga over the allegation.
Meanwhile, Mahela Jayawardana has also been summoned by the Sport Ministry's Special Investigation Division to record a statement over the allegation tomorrow.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
Comments - 16
S.H.Moulana Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:23 PM
Is Mahela invited to inquire from him why he scored the quick fire century? Mahela and Sanga scored half the total score 274 or more! This is match fixing?
After 9 years of slumber an inquiry now? Well tied with the election!!
Tamil Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:33 PM
This is a very serious allegation but if it is not true and it is a total fabrication then all the Sri Lankan cricket players who played that match and other Sri Lankan officials involved would have got very angry for slandering their reputation. They would have all joined together and given an angry press conference within 24 hours of the allegation challenging it openly and aggressively. But that never happened.
Noball LBW Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:46 PM
Sanga another long innings in your career. In schools we learn the lessons first and face the tests afterwards. But in real life we face the tests first and learn the lessons afterwards.Don't worry we know it is only a political game and the end results will be disastrous for the future of cricket in this country.
BruceLee Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:06 PM
There are more crooks to be investigated and interrogated among the so-called 'people's representatives'. Please go after them and leave our sportsmen/women alone!
Anthony. R Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:43 PM
This is discrimination to our Cricketing Hero's,please stop this nonsense. Take the former minister who just come out of a very long slumber, and the white color rouges who are in air-conditioned offices and get the truth, and Not the Cricketers who are in the field in Sun or Rain and shed , Blood ,Sweat and Tears to bring Glory to our Nation.
Sylvester Thursday, 02 July 2020 10:08 PM
These players specially Sanga and mahela are the most respected personals globally.
They deserve the due respect for their contribution towards the country. What is happening today is not right.
Borupatchaya Friday, 03 July 2020 10:22 AM
Sanga it is another Big BOUNCER from Mahinda-ananda to bow down but as a Cricketer U know how to duck and hit the next ball to a Sixer. All sports loving people and supporters are with you cricketers and they will most certainly bowl him out on 5th August.
Roshanaly Friday, 03 July 2020 10:24 AM
Don't blame the former Minister Aluthgamage, he is just following the instruction from the top.
Ravi Friday, 03 July 2020 10:55 AM
Can any one compare Mahinananda and Sangakkara ?. Mandananda has no credibility and integrity and no one knows this man in the world. But Kumar Sangakkara is known character in the world, man with some class. Disgrace to the current government.
John de siva Friday, 03 July 2020 11:04 AM
This is the common statement every gives after an investigation including the politicians to show they are clean.
These statements are good for the fools.
M P Fernando Friday, 03 July 2020 11:11 AM
Giving a statement about what he knows, isn't a crime. He is not an accused here. So, why politicize the matter?
Nimal Friday, 03 July 2020 11:24 AM
We as peace loving and decent citizens of this country never approve this.
Nimal Friday, 03 July 2020 11:25 AM
The entire country loves them and respects them.
Bad Boy Friday, 03 July 2020 11:38 AM
Preparing ground for Bookie Man to be the next Sports Minister, he will fix all sports, so he and govt. will have money to run, use all voters as their turf for racing, cannot our stupids see what is coming.
Righting is all over, stand on your two feet, don't let politicians control your life after taking your vote to enter Parliament.
Gratiaen Hewa Saturday, 04 July 2020 05:27 PM
Aghast, this type of politicians should never be entertained to the August Assembly.He having made this baseless allegation,now trying to dictate terms to our investigators as to how their job to be done etc.This clearly shows that he is going to meet his Waterloo very soon!
Rishan Thursday, 09 July 2020 07:40 AM
We are waiting to hear the truth .....
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