Statement recorded from Aluthgamage on match-fixing allegations

A special investigating team of the Ministry of Sports today recorded a statement from former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage on his recent allegations of match-fixing.

Officials from the Police Unit of the Sports Ministry had recorded the statement from Aluthgamage at his office in Nawalapitiya.

Last week, Aluthgamage made a shocking claim that the ICC World Cup 2011, which India famously won under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, was fixed.

Following an uproar by former cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara, Aluthgamage clarified that he did not refer to any player when he spoke about the 2011 World Cup final.

Aluthgamamge, who was the Sports Minister during the tournament, said that he referred to officials in the cricketing field when he alleged that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed.

There were many issues in selection and questions on the 4 changes Sri Lanka made for the 2011 final, Aluthgamage said.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council too has said it will question former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage on his statement on match-fixing. (Newswire)