Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has joined his ex-teammate Mahela Jayawardene to mock the ex-Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who made a sensational claim saying that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed. Aluthgamage, however, said that he had no evidence to proof his accusations but knows certain group of players were involved in match-fixing.
“The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports,” Aluthgamage told newsfirst.lk.
“However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed.
Aluthgamage also said that he takes full responsibility of his claims and his ready to take up a debate on the matter.
Kumar Sangakkara: No need to speculate if a matter cannot be proved
Kumar Sangakkara, the captain of 2011 World Cup finalists, has asked the former Sports Minister for proof. He also said that getting to the bottom of the allegations is the best thing to do currently.
“Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” Sangakkara was quoted as saying by Sri Lankan outlet newsfirst.lk.
Mahela Jayawardene, who had scored a century in the final, had earlier tweeted “Is the elections around the corner Looks like the circus has started Clown face names and evidence? #SLpolitics #ICC
India had lifted the World Cup in 2011 after 27 years.