SRI Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations that 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 earlier this month that Sri Lanka sold the match to ensure an Indian victory.“I feel I can talk about it now. I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved,” Aluthgamage said.The island nation’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has also cast doubt on the result and previously called for an investigation.Local media reports said former skipper and chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, had been summoned for an interview with investigators yesterday.After starting strongly, Sri Lanka lost the final at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium by six wickets.Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274-6 off 50 overs. They appeared in a commanding position when Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar was out for 18.But India turned the game dramatically, thanks in part to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were led by Kumar Sangakkara.Sangakkara had said Aluthgamage should share his allegations with the global governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC).International cricket in Sri Lanka has previously been linked to corruption allegations, including claims of match-fixing ahead of a 2018 Test against England.Earlier this month, Sri Lankan cricket board said the ICC was investigating three unnamed ex-players over corruption claims.Match-fixing was made a criminal offence in November. Offenders face fines of up to 100 million rupees ($555 000) and up to 10 years’ jail.
September 17, 2020
Tess Peterson was second in the 300-meter dash in 43.96 seconds, ahead of the Wildcats’ Mikeayla DeJesus (fourth) and Riley Flynn (fifth), with Peterson also third in the triple jump, going 32’3” and third in the high jump, clearing 4’8”.Emme Conan, Sarah Tallerico, Alice Spaulding and Grace Conan were second in the 4×400 in 4:32.32, with Eva Vitasaxaki joining Spaulding and the Conans to finish second in the 4×200 in 1:53.68.Lillian Coleman finished third in the 1,000 in 3:26.65, with Tallerico fourth in the 600 as Sarah Brennan finished fourth in the shot put.Meanwhile, in the boys portion, WG had 79 points for third place and Skaneateles was fourth with 55 points.WG’s Matt Bartolotta won the 3,200-meter run in 9:58.93, with Peter McMahon third. Robert Ciarla, Brandon Scott, Bryce Bort and Connor Scott won, too, going 3:41.40 to take the 4×400 as Skaneateles was fourth, with Ciarla fourth in the 300.Scott also got a fourth-place triple jump of 36’10”. Sam Mosher finished fourth in the 1,000 and Dominick Burris was fourth in the 55 sprint, with Owen Trett fifth in the weight throw.Caleb Bender gave the Lakers a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter run in 4:36.84, with Matt Persampieri fourth as the pair helped the Lakers to third in the 4×800 in 9:05.08 while WG finished fourth in both this race and the 4×200. Ben Euto finished fifth in the shot put.Earlier, in the morning session of the Grieve meet, Jordan-Elbridge had a strong showing on the boys side, finishing fourth with 59 points as Westhill and Solvay also took part.Zach Barber gave the boys Eagles a win in the triple jump, going 40’ ½” as no one else could reach 38 feet. Barber also had a third-place long jump of 19 feet and got fifth place in the 300.Kenny Williams went 1:29.75 to finish second in the 600 as Derek Quigley was fifth. Williams, Sean Dristle, Colin Jewsbury and Michael Bennick were second in the 4×800 in 9:12.72 as Quigley topped 9’6” in the pole vault for fourth place.Dristle was third in the 3,200 in 10:21.86, with the Eagles third in the 4×400 in 3:45.45. Solvay’s X’Zavier Morris finished second in the shot put, throwing it 40’5 ¾”, with the Eagles’ Tyler Spencer seventh in the weight throw.J-E’s girls had Vassianna Klock finish third in the 3,000 in 10:57.90 and Tatianna Parkolap clear 4’8” for third place in the high jump, while Solvay’s Isabella Lambert was fourth in the triple jump with 32’4 ¾” and Westhill’s Corine Allen was fourth in the pole vault, clearing 7’6”.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Paired into the afternoon session of last Saturday’s Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena, the West Genesee and Skaneateles indoor track and field teams found it to their advantage.With 102.5 points, the girls Wildcats finished second to Cicero-North Syracuse, with the Lakers earning fourth place and getting 82.5 points.WG had Faith Knox win the 1,000-meter run in 3:24.32 and Abby Kuppinger win the 600-meter run in 1:42.96. Kuppinger, Sandy Gardino, Mikeayla DeJesus and Caitlin Mills won the 4×200 relay in 1:51.17. Olivia Becker had a third-place long jump of 13’8” and was fourth in the triple jump. Alexcis Rydelek got third in the shot put with 25’3”.Also for WG, Rachel Reynolds got to fourth place in the 55-meter hurdles and high jump as Knox helped WG take third place in the 4×800 relay in 11:01.72.Skaneateles had Emme Conan go 7.51 seconds to win the 55-meter dash over WG’s Caitlin Mills (7.72) and Sandy Gardino (7.81). Reagan Evans beat the field in the weight throw with a heave of 32’10 ¾”, with Sarah Brennan fifth. Tags: indoor trackJ-EskaneatelesWest Genesee