The Attorney General’s (AG) Department has asked the Sports Ministry to provide all statements made by complainants and defendants to study the case before giving an opinion on the alleged 2011 World Cup match-fixing scandal. The request is yet to be acceded.
Following a half-baked inquiry, the police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) set up to investigate sports-related corruption submitted a six-page report to the AG’s Department through the line ministry for an opinion. But it has refused to give such opinion based purely on the report. Therefore, it has written to the Sports Ministry Secretary requesting all statements to decide whether laws have been violated. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, a ruling party politician, cast the wild charge with apparent conviction regarding the World Cup final played in Mumbai between Sri Lanka and India.