The Sri Lankan mistily of sports have started an investigation into the 2011 World Cup match fixing probe, after the former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage allegedly said that the world mega event was fixed, however lacks substantial proof to corroborate the charge. For the same reason, former Sri Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara spent 10 hours on Thursday recording his statement to a Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
He was interrogated about the 2011 World Cup being fixed by “certain parties”. However the details of his deposition are not known as yet.
“Former Sri Lanka cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara recorded a statement for nearly 10 hours at the Special Police Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports today,” the website reported.
It was also reported that members of a youth outfit – Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya – gathered outside the interrogation premises with placards that a legendary cricketer was being harassed by authorities for asking unnecessary questions which is completely baseless.
Sangakkara was supposed to record his statement next week but requested the police for an early deposition. The former chief selector of the Sri Lankan team Aravinda de Silva and opener Upul Tharanga have been interrogated and their respective statements have been recorded too.
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