2nd April 2011 is the date that is still memorable for India as the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Cup 2011 after beating Pakistan in the semifinals.
In recent times, the accusation regarding the final of the ICC World Cup 2011 has taken over the media as Aluthgamage, the former Sri Lanka sports ministry claimed of match-fixing is currently been investigated by the newly established Sports-related Anti-Corruption Unit and ICC.
The claims have shocked the world as they were later supported by the former Sri Lanka skipper, Aravinda De Silva. By the investigation unit, Kumar Sangakkara, who led the team in the World Cup 2011, Upul Tharanga, who opened Sri Lanka’s innings, and De Silva, have been summoned.
The first investigation took place and De Silva was queried for almost six straights hours by three detectives. After coming out of the investigation room, he declined to make comments. However, Sangakkara and Tharanga will be cited on Wednesday.
The questions have been raised that why the detections are taking place after ten years have already passed but Sri Lanka is suspicious to know.
Moreover, Basit Ali, an ex-Pakistani cricketer, earlier in a show with ARY, also put a similar claim. He uttered that the final was not the final and the players were bought. There were unexpected fixations as disclosed by Basit.
As Aluthgamage has claimed regarding the unexpected and sudden changes in the squad, Basit moved on with similar views. He said that in the mega-event like the World Cup, a bowler on behalf of his injury got replaced with a new inexperienced bowler who had never played before on a bigger level.
Basit pointed out when Ajantha Murali got replaced by Suraj Randiv who failed to impress. Upul, the opener took 30 minutes to score two runs off twenty balls which undoubtedly is suspicious and requires detection.
“It was not the final in my eyes. India lost the movement when Tendulkar and Sehwag got out. Muralitharan was badly smashed by the sixes later. Ajantha Mendis was replaced by the inexperienced bowler. The credit goes to IPL who bought players for their respective franchises which later got implemented in the World Cup 2011.”