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Final Was Fixed, Alleges Ex-SL Minister; Players Demand Proof

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have requested for proof after nation’s former Sports activities Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that staff’s 2011 World Cup remaining in opposition to India performed in Mumbai was mounted.

“Is the elections around the corner. Looks like the circus has started. Names and evidence?” Jayawardene stated in a tweet replying to the information on a submit from his Twitter deal with.

India had gained the match by 6 wickets on the Wankhede Stadium on April 2 as Sri Lanka misplaced their second World Cup remaining in a row.

“The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports,” Aluthgamage advised Sri Lankan outlet newsfirst.lk.

“Nevertheless, I don’t want to expose particulars for the sake of the nation. The sport in opposition to India in 2011, the sport we may have gained, was mounted.

“I say this with accountability and I can come ahead for debate. The individuals are involved about it. I might not contain the cricketers on this.

“Nevertheless, sure teams had been undoubtedly concerned in fixing the sport,” he added.

Sangakkara, who led Sri Lanka within the 2011 World Cup, acknowledged that attending to the underside of the allegations was the most effective factor to do.

“Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” Sangakkara was quoted as saying by newsfirst.lk.

India had gained their second World Cup title driving on the heroics of Gautam Gambhir after which skipper MS Dhoni. Batting first, Sri Lanka posted a commanding complete of 274/6 in 50 overs with Jayawardene (103*) slamming an unbeaten ton.

Chasing the goal, half-centuries from Gambhir (97) and Dhoni (91*) helped the staff recover from the road with 10 balls to spare.

(IANS)

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