Aravinda de Silva was questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing claims probe (Reuters Photo)

Aravinda de Silva questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing allegation probe

Colombo, July 1 (PTI) - The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday said it has questioned former national selection committee chairman Aravinda de Silva over ex-Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's allegation that the national cricket team's loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final was fixed by "certain parties". Aluthgamage has alleged that his country "sold" the game to India, a...

India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 2011 World Cup final (Reuters Image)

Sri Lanka orders criminal probe into allegations that 2011 Cricket World Cup was ‘sold’ to India

June 30 (AFP) - Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup final was "sold" to India, officials said Monday. "A criminal investigation has begun," K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP. "It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences." Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed...

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai (Reuters Photo)

Afghanistan wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai suffers head injury in car accident

June 21 (India Today) - Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai survived a horrific car accident suffering minor head injuries on Saturday. The news of the car accident was broken by a local journalist and former media manager of Afghanistan cricket board M Ibrahim Momand. In a Twitter post, the journalist informed that Afsar did not suffer any serious injuries, however, his...

Former Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Former Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

June 13 (News18) Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and announced this by taking to social media on Saturday afternoon. The swashbuckling all-rounder tweeted, "I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m covid positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah" Earlier in May,...

The Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in September this year. (Source: File Photo)

Sri Lanka offer to host Asia Cup as decision still remains on hold

June 10 (IndianExpress) - As the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) deferred a decision on this year’s Asia Cup T20, Sri Lanka Cricket have come forward offering to host the event amid speculations that the tournament might be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in September with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bearing the...

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