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2011 World Cup final will be investigated for alleged fixing

Sri Lanka gave order for investigation

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Sri Lanka has decided to conduct a judicial inquiry into the final of the World Cup 2011 Cricket World Cup. In Sri Lanka these days, the charge is again in the discussion that India was 'sold' to Cricket World Cup Final in 2011.

KDS Ruvanachandra, Secretary, Sports Ministry told news agency AFP that the investigation has been handed over to the police. The police's special instituting unit associated with sports will investigate this.

Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that the 2011 World Cup was handed over to India by Sri Lanka.

He had said that I think now I can talk about this, I am not connecting the players with anyone but some sections were connected in it.

Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. Ranatunga, who was the captain of this team, has also asked to investigate it first, expressing surprise at the results of the 2011 World Cup.

Local media reports said that Arvind DeSilva, the former captain and chief selector of the 2011 World Cup final, was called by the investigating agencies on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka set a target of 274 for six in 50 overs in the final of the World Cup 2011. The Sri Lankan team made a strong start and Tendulkar returned to the pavilion on a score of 18. India made a very good comeback in the match. The fielding of the Sri Lankan team was also very poor which helped the Indian batsmen a lot. Gautam Gambhir had scored an innings of 97 runs. Finally Mahendra Singh Dhoni (91) defeated Kumar Sangakkara's team by hitting six. India won by 6 wickets in the final at the Wankhede Stadium.

Sangakkara had said that Aluthgamge should share his allegations with the ICC.

Cases of fixing in international cricket have also arisen in Sri Lanka earlier. During the Test series against England in 2018, there were similar allegations.

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