Sangakkara feels ‘disappointed, amused’ on being questioned over 2011 WC final fixing claims

After Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Sri Lanka’s former sports minister, had claimed that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed, Kumar Sangakkara was interrogated for hours before the probe was called off.

Kumar Sangakkara

In an interview with Cricbuzz, Sangakkara revealed that although the investigation was disappointing for him, it was really healthy for the sport.

“It is disappointing and also a bit amusing at times. Recently, when the ex-sports minister made quite a frivolous claim and we had to go in and answer questions,” said Sangakkara.

“Actually, to go through and answer those questions, and making those statements was really healthy for the game, whether it was me, the selectors, Mahela or anyone else. I think that process is really important for people to understand what respect for the game means. The game of cricket needs people of integrity and people who are not afraid to speak their minds.”

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