Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara was reportedly questioned for nearly 10 hours in the ongoing 2011 World Cup final fixing probe, according to reports in the local media.
The probe began after for Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that the 2011 WC final was sold to India by “certain parties”.
An investigation was started into the 2011 World Cup final by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports, following former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegations that the April 2, 2011 final was fixed even though no substantial proof has been furnished to corroborate the charge.
According to ‘newswire.lk’, Sangakkara, who captained Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final, recorded his statement over 10 hours. However, the details of his deposition are not known as yet.
Even as the legendary cricketer was being quizzed, protests erupted outside the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) office with members of a youth outfit Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya carrying posters alleging that Sangakkara is being harassed by the authorities.