Former Sri Lankan Sports activities Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has made a surprising declare that the ICC World Cup 2011, which India famously gained beneath the captaincy of MS Dhoni, was fastened. Aluthgamage was the Sri Lankan Minister of Sports activities through the 2011 World Cup and took full accountability for his assertion.
India efficiently chased down the 275-run goal posted by Sri Lanka within the summit conflict of ICC World Cup 2011 with Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni enjoying essential roles with the willow. Whereas Gambhir struck a good-looking 97, Dhoni promoted himself forward of an in-form Yuvraj Singh to regulate the steering wheel and rating an unbeaten 91 to assist India raise the coveted trophy.
Nonetheless, Aluthgamage additional stated the ultimate which Sri Lanka might have gained, was fastened whereas including he gained’t contain cricketers within the newest row.
“I stand by what I say. It passed off once I was the Minister of Sports activities”
“The 2011 ultimate was fastened. I stand by what I say. It passed off once I was the Minister of Sports activities,” Mahindananda Aluthgamage instructed Sri Lankan information outlet Information 1st.
When additional requested whether or not he’s saying it with absolute accountability, the previous Sri Lanka sports activities minister stated: “I state with full accountability. Nonetheless, I don’t want to expose particulars for the sake of the nation. The sport in opposition to India in 2011, a recreation which we might have gained, was fastened. “
“I state it with accountability and I can come ahead for a debate. The persons are involved about it. I’d not contain the cricketers on this. Nonetheless, sure teams had been positively concerned in fixing the sport,” he added.
Nonetheless, three years later, Sri Lanka went on to raise the T20 World Cup 2014 after defeating India within the ultimate in Dhaka. India, batting first had posted 130 runs on the board, with Sri Lanka chasing the whole with ease in simply 17.5 overs courtesy Kumar Sangakkara’s unbeaten 52 off 35.