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Was the 2011 World Cup final fixed?

Was the 2011 World Cup final fixed?

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Ranatunga said: "I was also in India giving commentaries at the time".

The Sri Lankan cricket team playing under the captaincy of Kumar Sangakkara had lost the final match played against India by six wickets even after the getting an early important wicket in the form of Sachin Tendulkar.

Gambhir, who top scored for India in the final with 97, opined that Ranatunga should be able to back his allegations with evidence.

It is pertinent here to mention that Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country's 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing.

Ranatunga made the comment as a reported reaction to another captain Kumar Sangakkara's comments which questioned Lanka's 2009 tour of Pakistan. These are serious comments by a very respectable voice in global cricket.

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"I can not reveal everything now, but one day I will". "There is no end for these kinds of statements".

"I was on the panel of commentators during this World Cup final, and I was really disappointed with Sri Lanka's performance".

Gautam Gambhir, who was India's highest run-scorer in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, said that he is surprised by Ranatunga's statement and if he wants to make such a serious statement, he must back it with proof. "But yes, it is disappointing when someone of his stature says something like this", Nehra told PTI. Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh refused to comment on Ranatunga's latest allegations.

Ranatunga led Sri Lanka to an unlikely World Cup triumph in 1996, defeating heavy favorites Australia at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. On various forums, the World Cup winning former Lankan captain has expressed his surprise as to how multiple players got injured and pulled out of the final of the 2011 World Cup.


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