Even as the Sri Lankan Police dropped their investigation into allegations of match-fixing of 2011 World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it has not been represented any evidences to support the claims that the finals was fixed.
Last month former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had claimed that Sri Lanka allowed India to win the 2011 World Cup finals for money.
However, the Sri Lanka Police dropped its investigation on Friday July 3 due to lack of evidences to support the claim.
The Sri Lanka Police had questioned former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, who had scored a century in the finals and former Sri Lankan Chief selector Aravinda de Silva on the matter earlier on July 2.
No evidences to launch investigation
ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall said that the council would not launch an investigation into claims for the want of evidences.
“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.”
“We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011,” Alex Marshall said in a statement.
Marshall underscored that the governing council of the game takes allegations of match-fixing extremely seriously but requires evidence to support them.
“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.”
He further requested people with any evidence to support the allegation to reach out the ICC integrity team
“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.”
India had defeated Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup finals by six wickets to lift the World Cup after 28 years.