ICC reiterates 2011 World Cup final was clean
The International Cricket Council has reiterated that the governing body has no doubt whatsoever that the there was foul play in the 2011 World Cup final in Bombay where Sri Lanka lost a close game to the hosts India.
“I have no reason to suspect that final,” Alex Marshall the General Manager of the ICC Anti Corruption Unit said.
There was pandemonium in Sri Lanka following sensational claims by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that Sri Lanka had ‘sold the final to India.’ The Minister had promised to provide evidence to back up his claims forcing the government to launch an inquiry.
However, once the inquiry got underway, Aluthgamage kept changing his stance. Sri Lanka Police took statements from four former captains – Aravinda de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene – and barely a week into the investigations decided to stop the inquiry due to lack of evidence.
Aluthgamage has been defiant calling that the Police did not conduct a proper inquiry, but the fact of the matter is that after lengthy interrogations of players, the Police did not unearth any foul play or contradictory statements. What sealed the deal was confirmation from the ICC that the epic final of 2011 was clean as a whistle.
Since then, Aluthgamage has been under the pump. The opposition has had a field day calling the government to take action against the prominent MP, who has found few friends even within the government ranks.
Aluthgamage has a history of shooting from the hip and had earlier claimed that in 2011 he had informed the ICC that there was foul play in the final. The ICC then made it clear that in 2011 Aluthgamage made no such complaint.
The preliminary pool, the World Cup squad and the subsequent changes had all been signed by Aluthgamage in his capacity as Sports Minister and his allegations nine years after the final raised many eyebrows.
(Source: The Island – By Rex Clementine)
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how clean was it was not Ajantha Mendis discriminated in our country when a player is discriminated it amounts to corruption not only in the 2011 world but also in the 2015 world cup from our sports media not a hum even from click info editor no good comment regarding Ajantha Mendis was Published
Dear Hon. Eng. Perera, Please note in this particular match, Ajantha Mendis was not discriminated. In fact, he was brought in (god knows from where/who authorised) after sidelining Rangana Herath. I think everyone is happy that there was no foul-play in India winning the final in Mumbai (cradle of Indian Cricket) and after some 21 years. What happen if India lost this match? And, there was enough evidence to suggest SL deliberately lost the match? Why Sanga (Capetian) and Arvinder (selector) wanted to resign right after the match is still a secret.
Mr Amarakoon Please note the Following in Respect of Ajantha Mendis this is credible evidence from Cric Info
This is in respect of Word Cup 2011 where in the finals Vaas who was Sent as a replacement for Injured all-rounder Mathews was not played for the Finals but instead bowler Randiv who if I remember right was not in the 30 squad was played for the Finals .The Score card where Sri Lanka played is not displayed here unde as it is too long and it will establish that Ajantha Mendis who was given only 3 matches of a total of about 6 matches he bowled well but was not played in the finals . He had a economy rate of 3.1 to Murali’s4.1 this was observed by the late Tony Greg Sanga the captain resigned the chief selector Aravinda resigned no reasons were given. They should be requested to give their reasons
further in the 2015 Ajantha Mendis was discriminated and we loss the world cup base on the following reasons
These are from Cric info the credible evidence which can be confirmed from Cric info
Ajanta Mendis: Even as the Sri Lankan mystery spinner found himself out of favour many a times through the year, he ended up as the leading wicket taker of 2014 in ODIs. In 17 matches, he took 38 wickets at an average of 21.63, with a wicket every 22.5 balls. Apart from some steller batting performances, Ajantha Mendis’ fin form with the ball found himself in the ICC ODI team for 2014 Ajantha Mendis is the only Sri Lankan cricketer to be in ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order):ball played a key role in Sri Lanka’s success in 2014, the 5-0 thrashing against India notwithstanding
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) , Quinton de Kock (SA), , Virat Kohli (Ind), Virat Kohli (Ind)George Bailey (Aus), AB de Villiers (SA) , MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper) (captain) Dwayne Bravo (WI), James Faulkner (Aus) , Mohammad Shami (Ind) Ajantha Mendis (SL), Rohit Sharma (Ind) (12th man) but dropped for the 2015 world cup. And we loss the 2015 world cup The selectors at that time and the captain at that time Angelo Mathews should be requested to give their reasons for in my opinion it is corruption with a Indian Bo key involvement. I have filed a case in the Supreme Court regarding issue in the year 2018 based on rights to information