“The World Cup final played in 2011 was a fix,” Althgamge told News First. I stand by my statement.''
Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindanand Althgamge has alleged that the final match of the World Cup 2011 played between hosts India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai was a fix. Following this minister's claim, former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has asked to show proof. On April 2, 2011, the final match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was won by the Indian team by six wickets. Sri Lanka had to face defeat in the final for the second time in a row.
Althgamge told NewsFirst, “The World Cup final played in 2011 was the fix. I stand by my statement. It was at that time when I was the Sports Minister. Keeping in mind the reputation of our country, no more revelations.” I want to do. It was a game in which Sri Lanka could win. “
He said, “I take full responsibility for my statement and am ready for debate. I will not include the players in it but some groups were definitely involved in fixing this match. However, some groups will definitely fix the game Were included in. “
Sangakkara was the captain of the team in the 2011 World Cup final. He said that at present it is the best thing to get to the bottom of the allegations.
Sangakkara told the news first, “Nobody needs to speculate and they can get to the bottom of it. This should be the most prudent course of action.”
Let us know that in the final match played between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. The Sri Lankan team, who won the toss and came to bat first, scored 274 runs in the loss of 6 wickets in the prescribed 50 overs. Chasing a target of 275 runs, the Indian team achieved the target by losing four wickets in 48.2 overs. In this match, MS Dhoni won India by hitting a six on the last ball. The memories of this historic match are still fresh in the minds of Indian cricket fans.
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