Weeks After Former Cricketers Raised Their Voice Against Cricket Stadium Project Former Sports Minister Says ICC World Cup Final 2011 Was "Fixed"

Just weeks after several senior cricketers raised their voice against building a cricket stadium in Homagama, former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the final match of the ICC World Cup in 2011 was fixed.

In an interview with a private TV channel, Aluthgamage said the final match of the tournament was sold to India.

Several senior players who opposed the cricjet stadium project, including Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara, were prominent members of that team.

Sri Lanka lost the match to India despite being in a commanding position during the early stages of the game.

However, Aluthgamage is yet to present to any concrete evidence to prove that the match was fixed by members of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Sri Lanka has a blemished track record when it comes to match fixing allegations. The ICC previously launched an extensive investigation into match fixing associated with Sri Lanka cricket.

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