2011 World Cup final probe dropped by Sri Lankan police over lack of evidence

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Following a Sri Lankan minister’s shocking ‘2011 World Cup final was fixed claim’, the Sri Lankan policed grilled several senior Sri Lankan cricketers and finally came to the conclusion of dropping the probe due to lack of evidence. Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravindra de Silva and Upul Tharanga were some of the Sri Lankan players who were questioned for hours by the Sri Lankan police.

The questioning went on for hours over the last few days. “We are satisfied with their explanation,” a top police official told Cricket Age. The inquiry is now closed.” “They had reasonable explanations about the changes that were made to the final squad,” the officer added. “We found no evidence of any wrongdoing.”

The Kumar Sangakkara-led side made four changes to their squad for the summit clash – which they ended up losing against MS Dhoni’s men by 6 wickets. The Men in Blue ended their fans’ 28-year wait for a World Cup title by becoming the first country to win the showpiece event as hosts.

Earlier, former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage made a shocking claim that 2011 World Cup final was fixed.

“The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the Minister of Sports,” Aluthgamage told Sri Lankan news channel News 1st.

“I state it with responsibility, however, I do not wish to expose the details for the sake of the country. The game

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