India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2011 final was fixed, says former Lanka Sports Minister

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The controversy over some of the Indian cricket teams high profile wins are not fading out.

As the controversy raked up by England all-rounder Ben Stokes over India’s intent in chasing England target in World Cup 2019 is yet to settle, another major controversy has come out. Former Sri Lanka sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has said that the World Cup 2011 final between Sri Lanka and India was fixed.

Speaking to News 1st, Aluthgamage said: “The 2011 World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports. I state with responsibility; however I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. That game against India in 2011, a game which we could have won, was fixed”.

“I state with responsibility and I can come forward for a debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this. However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game, ” He added.