Sri Lanka’s former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had made a shocking statement after he alleged that the World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai was a fixed affair. Though, the claims were later rubbished off by the former skipper Mahela Jayawardene.
The present sports minister Dullas Alahapperuma has now ordered a probe in the case.
Jayawardene himself scored a hundred in the final of the tournament at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium to hand India a target of 275 runs.
The hosts then lost a couple of quick wickets after Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were sent back in the hut. Later, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli steadied the ship for the side and put up a decent partnership. Kohli was then dismissed for 25 but Gambhir stayed strong at the other end.
He scored 97 while the skipper MS Dhoni who promoted himself up the order remained unbeaten at 91 and sealed the win for India with a maximum over long-on. This was the second time in the history of ODI cricket that India lifted the World Cup. They previously did it in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.