Probe ordered into “match fixing” of 2011 cricket world cup finals

Probe ordered into “match fixing” of 2011 cricket world cup finals

Probe ordered into “match fixing” of 2011 cricket world cup finals

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jun, 2020 | 1:58 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Sports minister Dullas Alahapperuma has ordered a full-scale investigation into match-fixing claims involving the finals of the 2011 cricket world cup.

On News1st’s Newsline program on Thursday, the then sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that Sri Lanka had “fixed” the final game with India, sparking controversy in the cricket-loving nation.

Sports Secretary K.D.S Ruwanchandra had filed a complaint with the Special Investigation Unit to probe malpractices in sports, the sports ministry said in a statement on Friday.

He had instructed investigators to submit the progress of their investigations once in every two weeks, according to the ministry.

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