Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardena has been summoned to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry today. He has been summoned by the unit to provide a statement regarding the ‘match-fixing’ allegations leveled by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage pertaining to the final of the 2011 ICC World Cup. Jayawardena was the Vice-Captain of the Sri Lanka squad for the final match of the 2011 ICC World Cup. The ministry launched an investigation after former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage recently claimed that Sri Lanka ‘sold’ the World Cup 2011 final to ensure a victory for India. Aluthgamage, who was the minister of sports at the time, and former captain Aravinda de Silva, who was the selection committee chief, have already given statements for the investigation while Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga on Wednesday became the first player to be questioned. Meanwhile, Captain of the Sri Lanka Team at the World Cup 2011 finals Kumar Sangakkara was also summoned to the Ministry yesterday. He recorded a statement with the Investigation Unit for nearly 9 hours.
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