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‘No reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup Final’ ICC

Dubai: ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU)’s General Manager Alex Marshall said that they didn’t receive any evidence which can make them doubt integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011. 

According to the details, former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed that the Sri Lankan team fixed the World Cup final against India at Mumbai. India won the World Cup by six wickets.

The allegations from the then sports minister gave birth to an investigation led by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which summoned Kumar Sankkara, captain of that squad, Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardena and the then chief selector Aravinda de Silva.

Read: Ex-Sri Lanka skipper Sangakkara grilled in World Cup fixing probe for 10 hours

Meanwhile, ICC was looking forward to a solid proof which can support the allegations. “The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011. At this time, we have not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made or which would merit launching an investigation under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. There is no record of any letter regarding this matter sent by the then Sri Lanka Sports Minister to the ICC and senior ICC staff at the time have confirmed they have no recollection of receiving any such letter which would have led to an investigation. We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” ACU’s GM Marshall said in a statement.

“We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and should we receive any evidence to corroborate the claims, we will review our current position. If anyone has any evidence that this match or any other has been subject to match-fixing, we would urge them to get in contact with the ICC Integrity team,” the statement added.

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