Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage shocked everyone when he made a serious allegation that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was a fix. But after the statement, the Sri Lankan sports minister is now showing only ‘doubt’ about his claim.
According to media reports, the Sri Lankan government has ordered an inquiry into the controversy following Aluthgamge’s serious allegations and a special police investigation team also took Aluthgamge’s statement on Wednesday. But in the meantime, he told the police team that he only suspected fixing. “I just want my suspicions to be investigated,” Aluthgamge was quoted as saying. “I have handed over a copy of the complaint to the police,” he added. He was handed over to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on October 30, 2011, in connection with the allegations.
According to the report, Aluthgamg alleged that the final match of the 2011 World Cup was a fix. However, his allegations were dismissed as baseless by former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who sought evidence. India won the match by chasing a target of 275 runs. In this match, Gautam Gambhir from India scored 97 runs and at that time Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 91 runs.