Sanga summoned over match-fixing allegation

1 July 2020 02:12 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara had been summoned by the Special Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports to record a statement over the 2011 ICC World Cup Final match-fixing allegations, SSP W. A. J. H. Fonseka said.

Sangakkara was captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team at that time.

SSP Fonseka said Sangakkara had been asked to appear before the unit tomorrow at 9 am.

The special unit also recorded statements from former Sri Lanka Cricketer Aravinda De Silva, who was Chairman of the Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at that time and the opening batsman of that match Upul Tharanga over the allegation.

Earlier, former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed that the ICC World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka in 2011 was fixed.

On June 24, the Special Investigation Division recorded a statement from Mr Aluthgamage over his comment.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


  Comments - 17

  • Roshanaly Wednesday, 01 July 2020 02:40 PM

    Give your support like Murali, you will be hero and no more match fixing statement needed.

    Mushy Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:36 PM

    Good Option

    Ganesh Wednesday, 01 July 2020 02:46 PM

    Will they be able to question Sachin Tendulkar ? Indians would not recognise this inquiry.

    Mk Wednesday, 01 July 2020 02:48 PM


    MN Wednesday, 01 July 2020 03:29 PM

    We visited Sugathadasa stadium to watch sports meet of our children just 3months after refurbished, spending many million of rupees but just after 3 !months, even running truck is not in better quality to run,could you imagine who was the minister then,that is mahindananda nobody else

    saman Wednesday, 01 July 2020 03:29 PM

    Sanga, please tell the SID who forced you to play to loose the match and why did you and Mahela resigned from the team when you'll came back to Sri Lanka.

    Rommet Wednesday, 01 July 2020 03:35 PM

    How could Tharanga, opening batsman leave more than 18 consecutive deliveries from Zaheer Khan at the beginning without scoring a single run? Zaheer Khan had 3 maiden overs, I can't remember he had such consecutive 03 maidens in any other matches during his career.

    VJ Wednesday, 01 July 2020 03:39 PM

    What is sad is the man alleging the match was fixed, has no credibility, he must first explain the source of the disproportionate assets he owns.

    Dee Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:16 PM

    Please support building of that Homagama international stadium! Match over.

    NonDi Kota Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:33 PM

    Thank god Mahindananda Aluthgamage is voted out at the next election. Reason - takes 9 yrs to look at issues and report. Top class failure.

    Bandu W Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:37 PM

    Inquiry not complete without Indian Captain MS Dhoni giving his view. Also Tendulkar and Shewag helped Sri Lanka by getting out early so question them as well..

    K KADAR GANI Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:55 PM

    Sanga one of the legends of the sport has to prove his innocence despite the extraordinary career in world cricket. I feel pity for Sri Lankan Cricket.

    Ram Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:04 PM

    When we have Ministers without any education we have to face these. At times even the educated politicians from the top act in the same manner

    R. Anthony Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:20 PM

    Please don't disgrace our Legend, Kumar Sangakkara,a Gentleman beyond boundaries,Renowned Internationally unlike our cheap politician Mahindananda Aluthgamage not recognised locally even, but well known amassing wealth in wrong means. Please respect our Legends who have shed Blood,Sweat and Tears in the Cricketing fields for our Nation, and brought Glory and fame ,for which we are proud of.

    Chamara Wednesday, 01 July 2020 07:46 PM

    2025 presidential candidate dreams of sanga exposed. Anyone who's a treat to NR 2025 candidacy will be taken apart like this. Wonder of Asia

    roni Thursday, 02 July 2020 12:47 AM

    Very interesting if our SI.D. could have a word with that kingfisher bankrupt official called Vijay malliya who was seen walking around and entertaining guests during the match.

    Yehiya Thursday, 02 July 2020 10:49 AM

    First investigate the minister

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