ICC Rejects Match Fixing Allegation for 2011 World Cup: Statement Issued Amid Recent Fixing Furor Related to World Cup In Sri Lanka.
ICC the apex cricket body has rejected all claims of match fixing in year 2011. In the recent time match fixing allegation surfaced in Sri Lanka. The ICC Cricket world Cup Final 2011 was played between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai 2011. Recently the former Sri Lankan sports minster, Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed that the final was fixed. He even submitted a letter to the apex body about his the issue.
After Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged match claim Sri Lankan police initiated the probe and they event recorded statements of Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Aravinda De Silva. On Friday the police decided to call off the investigation as they found no merit the allegation leveled by former sports minister. India won the 2011 world cup final in Mumbai with Mahendra Singh Dhoni hitting the iconic six to seal the game in India’s favor.
Batting first Sri Lanka set a target of 275 as they finished 274/6 in allotted 50 overs. Mahela Jayawardene scored an important hundred to help his team reach a good total. In response recovering from the early jolts from Malinga, India reached the target 48.2 overs and with 6 wickets in hand. Gautam Gambhir and MSD played important knock in India’s win. It was India’s second world cup after 1983 win.
ICC Statement About Match Fixing Allegation for 2011 World Cup:
Alex Marshall, the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager in a statement made on Friday informed that ICC has no reason to doubt the integrity of 2011 world cup. His statement has put rest to all the controversy around the alleged match fixing. In press release issued by ICC Marshall denied of any foul play in 2011 world cup final.
Statement from Alex Marshall – General Manager, ICC ACU https://t.co/GW4CNA8POB
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“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.
“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.”