Sri Lanka cleared of 2011 World Cup final fixing allegations after lack of evidence

ICC anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall has appealed for any information into the claims made by ex-sport minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage

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The International Cricket Council have dismissed claims Sri Lanka threw the 2011 World Cup final against India due to a lack of evidence.

Mahindananda Aluthgamage, minister for sport in Sri Lanka between 2010-2015, claimed the match was fixed by "certain parties" and was "sold" to India.

The host nation won the trophy for a second time after a six-wicket win in Mumbai.

Such claims led to a police inquiry, which included interviews with Aravinda de Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene, but the investigation has since been ceased.

Aluthgamage also claimed the ICC had made direct contact with him to discuss the allegations - but the governing body have dismissed the suggestion and say their own investigation is over until any corroborative evidence comes to light.

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Mahindananda Aluthgamage's comments sparked the enquiry

"The ICC Integrity Unit has looked into the recent allegations regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011," said anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall.

"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.

“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.” 

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