Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara who led the side during the World Cup 2011 that they lost against India was interrogated for almost five hours in relation to investigation for alleged match-fixing claims.
Former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the World Cup final in 2011 was fixed and Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene who was the vice-captain, Arvinda de Silva who was then chief selector and Upul Tharanga who was a part of the same squad were questioned.
But the harasment against Sanga didn’t really go well in Sri Lanka and Members of the Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya staged a protest outside the SLC.
Continuous harassment of @KumarSanga2 and our 2011 cricket heroes must be strongly opposed. Government behavior is deplorable.— Sajith Premadasa (@sajithpremadasa) July 2, 2020
Sri Lanka lost to India in the final in Mumbai after the hosts chased down a target of 275 with captain MS Dhoni staying unbeaten at 91.
Members of the Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya (@youthforsjb) are currently staging a protest outside the SLC against the harassment Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and 2011 cricket team. #SriLanka #LKA #Matchfixing #ProtestSL via @kataclysmichaos pic.twitter.com/BfOr6tcsOK— Sri Lanka Tweet ???????? (@SriLankaTweet) July 2, 2020
India had lost two early wickets but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli stitched an important partnership and steadied the ship for India.
Later, captain MS Dhoni joined Gambhir in the middle and the two made sure that the situation was in control. Gambhir though fell short of a well-deserved hundred but India lifted the trophy after 28 years.