No evidence to corroborate the 2011 ’match fixing’ claim, reveals ICC

No evidence to corroborate the 2011 ’match fixing’ claim, reveals ICC

4 July 2020 12:19 am

Responding to the controversy raised along with former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's comments, the Anti-corruption Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) stated that no evidence were found to corroborate the match fixing claim supposedly occurred in the final match of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. 

ICC General Manager Alex Marshal said he is not of the capacity to hold a probe in this regard, given that the ICC holds no suspicion on the occurrence of such incident. 

The Council has no doubts about the final rounds, therefore the notion that the match was fixed is excluded, according to the ICC's view.

Contradictory to media reports suggesting that the former minister Aluthgamage had forwarded a letter to the Anti-corruption Unit of the ICC in this regard, Mr. Marshal said no such letter was received. 

Had a match fixing ever occurred during the rounds, or was a complaint received in this regard, this should be considered at depth in the absolute possibility to hold a probe, Marshal emphasised, thereby adding that the Anti-corruption unit of the ICC is entrusted to hold investigations into any alleged fixing or corruption.