Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mathu Aluthgamage alleged that the 2011 world cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed.
As Altuthgamage gave an interview to Sri Lankan news outlet, stating “2011 final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the Minister of Sports,”.
He further added that “I state with full responsibility. However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, a game which we could have won, was fixed.
“I state it with responsibility and I can come forward for debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this. However, certain groups were involved in fixing the game,” he concluded by stating this.
The way he has raised allegations against his home team put a lot of questions on the integrity of the Sri Lankan members who were the part of 2011 World Cup Squad.
To which Mahela Jayawardene responded “Is the elections around the corner Looks like the circus has started Clown face names and evidence? #SLpolitics #ICC,” he wrote on his official Twitter account.
Kumar Sangakkara, who was the skipper of 2011 runner up team reacted on Jayawardene comments and raised serious questions against the former Sports Minister. “He needs to take his “evidence” to the ICC and the Anti-corruption and Security Unit so the claims can be investigated thoroughly”.
As Both the Sri Lankan Stalwarts must have felt hurt with the allegation from the former Sports Minister now the questions arise is,
“Is Sri Lankan Cricket Board(SLC) will reach to ICC anti-corruption unit to get the facts checked about 2011 World Cup Final?”