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Former Sri Lanka minister claims 2011 World Cup final was fixed, Sangakkara demands proof

  • 18 Jun 2020 19:01:02

Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka's games serve from 2010 to 2015, and is presently filling in as the state serve for sustainable power source and force, said he "would not like to uncover" the plot at that point.

Previous Sports Minister of Sri Lanka Mahindananda Aluthgamage has asserted that the senior cricket crew purposely lost the last of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup against India. On April 2, 2011, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets, after effectively pursuing down 276 with MS Dhoni fixing the World Cup title with a six.

Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka's games serve from 2010 to 2015, and is currently filling in as the state serve for sustainable power source and force, said he "would not like to reveal" the plot at that point.

"The 2011 Cricket World Cup last was fixed. I hold on what I state. It occurred when I was the priest of sports," Aluthgamage told newsfirst.lk. "Be that as it may, I don't wish to uncover subtleties for the nation. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed. I state this with a duty and I can approach for a discussion. The individuals are worried about it. I would not include the cricketers in this."

It was Sri Lanka's second sequential World Cup last misfortune, having gone down to Australia in the West Indies four years back. Kumar Sangakkara, who was the skipper of the side in the 2011 release, feels it is smarter to get down to the base of the issue as opposed to making such charges. Players from the two units had before excused cases identified with fixing.

"It's an intense claim," Sangakkara told the Associated Press. "Since he says he has proof and confirmation, the judicious activity is to go to the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC and set forth his cases so they can research them completely and arrive at a resolution whether what the previous priest says is valid or not."

Aluthgamage is the subsequent individual to affirm that the last was fixed, after Sri Lanka's World Cup winning chief Arjuna Ranatunga felt the equivalent in 2017 and requested an examination concerning the match. Mahela Jayawardene had scored a splendid century for Sri Lanka to manage them to 275, and India in answer were decreased to 3/31 preceding Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got the pursuit in the groove again. Gambhir and MS Dhoni then included 109 runs for fourth wicket and controlled the pursuit.

"I was likewise in India giving editorials at that point. At the point when we lost, I was bothered and I had an uncertainty," Ranatunga had said in 2017. "We should research what happened to Sri Lanka at the 2011 World Cup last. I can't uncover everything now, except one day I will. There must be a request."