After some serious allegations from the former Sports Minister of Sri Lanka Mahindananda Aluthagamge, that Sri Lanka sold the world cup 2011 final and gave the trophy to India without showing any fighting spirit. Even the latest reports, the government of Sri Lanka already said that we will be going to have a criminal investigation on these allegations.
“A criminal investigation has begun,” said KDS Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, as quoted by news agency AFP.
AFP further added, the former captain and chief Selector Aravinda De Sliva, has called up for the interview with the investigating officer on Tuesday.
While talking over local TV channels earlier in a month, former Sports Minister of Sri Lanka in a bold statement said out the final between India vs Sri Lanka of 2011 was planned.
“I tell you today that we [Sri Lanka team] sold the 2011 World Cup. I tell this with responsibility. I don’t want to divulge too much for the sake of the country… I say the match against India, the one we could have won; we betrayed,” Aluthgamage had said
After these allegations, Aravinda De Silva completely denied these rubbish beliefs and asked the SLC, BCCI, and ICC to go through this mindset and remove the rumours the doubtfulness of this matter.
Aravinda de Silva stated, “We cannot let people get away all the time with lies. I request everyone, ICC, BCCI, and SLC to investigate this immediately.”
“Just like we cherished our World Cup victory, players like Sachin (Tendulkar) cherish these moments for the rest of their lives. I think in the interest of Sachin and the millions of cricket fans across India, it’s the duty of the Indian government and their cricket board to initiate an impartial inquiry to see whether they have won a fixed World Cup,” De Silva had written in his column in The Sunday Times.
While in the final world cup 2011, after batting first posted Sri Lanka team has posted some good total on the board 274/6 with the well-consolized knock of Mahela Jayawardene 103*. While chasing the target of 275, team India looked somewhere doubtful but well-supported knocks of Gautam Gambhir 97 and unbeaten 91 from MS Dhoni helped them to clinch the cup after 28 long years.