30 June, 2020 | 15:45 p.m.
World Cup Final between India & Sri Lanka was fixed says Mahindananda Aluthgamage
Mahindananda Aluthgamage, former Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, has sensationally claimed that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed. In 2011 India had defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to win their second World Cup and first in 28 years.
In an explosive revelation, Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has once again said that 2011 World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed.
The Former Minister, in an interview with News 1st, said he makes the claim with absolute responsibility and does not wish to expose further details for the sake of the country.
Today, I am saying with responsibility that Sri Lanka sold the 2011 final to India. I said this during my days as Sports Minister as well. There are evidence also to prove this, but for the sake of the country, I will not expose those evidence.
The Centurian at the 2011 world cup final responded to the allegation via Twitter by saying,
In 2017 former World cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has also alleged that the 2011 Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed and demanded an Investigation.
The Sri Lanka cricket team lost the World Cup final by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai(scorecard), stunning the whole Sri Lanka. Then Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara resigned soon after the match.
However, there were lots of changes to the Sri Lankan outfit before the final. The injury of Angelo Mathews forced Sri Lanka to make four changes Chamara Kapugedara came in place of Chamara Silva, Suraj Randiv for Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara for Rangana Herath and Thissara Perera for Angelo Mathews.
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