Sri Lanka's former sports minister says claims of 2011 World Cup final being sold based on 'suspicion'
The Lankan government has ordered an enquiry into the matter and a special Police investigation unit recorded Aluthgamage's statement on Wednesday. He told the team that he was only suspicious of fixing.
Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka's sports minister at the time, said. 'Today I am telling you that we sold the 2011 World Cup, I said this when I was the sports minister.'
Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian nation to criminalise match fixing, sports betting; to carry maximum jail time of 10 years
Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in the parliament and former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga who is a now a cabinet minister supported the new legislation during parliamentary debates.
Even the great Arjuna Ranatunga or the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan, two of Sri Lanka’s favourite sons, couldn't match Malinga's ability to reach out to common people
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Dimuth Karunaratne trusts Kumar Sangakkara's advice to come handy in tournament
Sri Lanka, who won the tournament in 1996 before making consecutive finals in 2007 and 2011, enter the 2019 edition on a difficult recent run of form.
Ranatunga, 55, contested one of two vice-president posts but only came third in voting. His brother, Nishantha, who was nominated as secretary, was also defeated.
Corruption in cricket board, in-fighting will dash Sri Lanka's World Cup dream, warns former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga
Ranatunga, who captained the side that won the 1996 World Cup, doubted that Sri Lanka would even get past the first round of the tournament that begins in England on 30 May.
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan is to run for a seat in Parliament from the southwestern Kalutara district, SLPP sources said.
Sri Lanka vs England: Rangana Herath's bowling milestones might be equalled in future but his personality will remain unmatched
Rangana Herath is a simple man and sportsmen like him in this day and age are few and rare. With his retirement on Friday, cricket ended its only link to the 20th century as Herath was the only active player to have debuted in 1990s.
Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors told to stay away from political demonstrations as island nation boils over power struggle
England spokesman Danny Reuben said a four-day practice match in Colombo would go ahead as planned, despite the troubles in the capital.
Bodyguards of Arjuna Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, fired live rounds at the supporters of the new premier Mahinda Rajapaksa, leaving one person dead.
Sri Lanka crisis: One dead, two injured in clashes as Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters try to take minister hostage
Sri Lanka is facing a political crisis after Sirisena sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe on Friday, and appointed former strongman Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga seeks Indian government's help in solving match-fixing puzzle in cricket
Sri Lanka's Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) could provide technical expertise in probing widespread allegations of corruption in cricket.
Sri Lanka need Angelo Mathews' batting prowess in limited-overs side despite being unceremoniously sacked as captain
A side that has struggled in shorter formats of the game can not afford to lose a player like Angelo Mathews
Asia Cup 2018: Virat Kohli's 183, Sachin Tendulkar's 100th century and other memorable knocks from the vault
As we get ready for the 14th edition of the Asia Cup, which takes place between 15 to 28 September, here's a look at some of the most memorable knocks from the event.
Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan's 22nd PM: Cricketer joins list of famous athletes turned politicians
Imran Khan is not the only one to swap the playing fields for the hustings. Here are other prominent sportsmen who have made a similar switch to politics.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara dismisses rumours of foray into politics amid comparisons with Imran Khan
Kumar Sangakkara has publicly reiterated his lack of desire for a career in politics, stating that he has never harboured a desire to become a politician and that he will never run for office.
"We have never taken bribes and we have never fixed matches, Ranatunga told reporters in Colombo in the presence of de Silva. Both denied they had ever taken bribes to throw matches.
Sri Lanka's picturesque Galle Stadium faces demolition after government rules that pavilion stand violated heritage laws
The Galle stadium is hallowed among cricket fans the world over because of its stunning setting and because it is here that the Sri Lankan team is often at its most formidable.
Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blames country's cricket board for mishandling ball-tampering scandal
Ranatunga said the island's cricket officials were to blame for the misconduct that saw Sri Lanka's skipper, coach and manager penalised during the second Test against the West Indies.