ICC has finally given a statement about the 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation by saying there is no valid reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup Final.
The ICC anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall also stated that ICC will not conduct any investigation into the match-fixing claims that are linked to the 2011 World Cup Final due to the lack of supporting evidence.
Earlier in last month former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the final which India won against Sri Lanka by six wickets in Mumbai’s stadium was fixed by “certain parties”. Since then Sri Lanka launched SIU to probe the 2011 world Cup final fixing allegations & former captain Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene who scored a century in the finals & Ex-Chief selector Aravinda De Silva was questioned by the SIU before the probe was called off.
“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,” Marshall said in a statement.
“We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the 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” Marshall added.