Sri Lanka batting nice Aravinda de Silva refuted former sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s solving claims, announcing a probe will have to be carried out to show the lies.
Aravinda de Silva, who hit a match-winning hundred within the 1996 World Cup ultimate towards Australia, mentioned other people will have to now not be allowed to break out with lies and instructed the Indian govt and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to habits an ‘unbiased inquiry’ into the allegations.
In the most recent episode of match-fixing claims within the World Cup 2011 ultimate, former Sri Lanka sports activities minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage mentioned Sri Lanka had ‘sold’ the World Cup trophy to India within the ultimate.
India went directly to win the 2011 World Cup ultimate after effectively chasing a 275-run goal with 7 wickets to spare. India misplaced the likes of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early throughout their chase however nineties from Gautam Gambhir and skipper MS Dhoni helped Inida create historical past on the Wankhede Stadium.
Calling for a probe into the allegations to transparent the misconceptions as soon as and for all, Aravinda de Silva mentioned such allegations have an effect on other people, together with the Indian cricketers ‘who deservingly received’ the World Cup identify.
“When serious allegations like these are being made, it affects a lot of people. In this case not only us, the selectors, the players and the team management but Indian cricketers who deservingly won the world title. We need to clear this once and for all for the greater good of the game we love,” Aravinda de Silva advised The Sunday Times.
“We cannot let people get away all the time with lies. I request everyone, ICC, BCCI and SLC to investigate this immediately.
“Just like we beloved our World Cup victory, gamers like Sachin (Tendulkar) cherish those moments for the remainder of their lives. I believe within the hobby of Sachin and the hundreds of thousands of cricket enthusiasts throughout India, it is the responsibility of the Indian govt and their cricket board to start up an unbiased inquiry to peer whether or not they’ve received a hard and fast World Cup.”
These are flimsy allegation: Aravinda
Notably, the Sri Lankan government on Saturday ordered a probe into the ex-sports minister’s allegation of fixing in the showpiece event final.
Aravinda de Silva, who was part of the Sri Lankan selection committee during the 2011 World Cup, hit out at the ex-sports minister, saying Aluthgamage is a man of ‘no credibility’ and is making ‘wild allegations’.
“These are all flimsy allegations and if he had any doubt he will have to have long gone to ICC ACU then,” Arvainda said.
“Here is a person who has no popularity or credibility looking to solid wild allegations in any respect those that had been concerned with that recreation. I’m in a position to stand any inquiry. But those liars will have to now not be spared. As I mentioned they’re tarnishing our hard earned reputations.”
Notably, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara rubbished the allegations and urged the former sports minister to approach the International Cricket Council with his fixing claims.
“He must take his ‘proof’ to the ICC and the Anti-corruption and Security Unit so the claims will also be investigated completely,” Sangakkara said in a social media post.
This is not the first time allegations of match-fixing related to the 2011 World Cup final have cropped up. World Cup-winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga had alleged fixing in the final and called for an inquiry.
“When we misplaced, I used to be distressed and I had a doubt. We will have to examine what came about to Sri Lanka on the 2011 World Cup ultimate,” Ranatunga had said in July 2017.