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The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not received any correspondence from Sri Lanka regarding the 2011 World Cup match-fixing claims.

ANI reported, quoting sources within the BCCI's ACU, that the body would be able to talk about the claims once it receives any sort of correspondence.

"We haven't received any correspondence from Sri Lanka related to the 2011 World Cup match-fixing issue, once we receive it then only can talk about it," the sources within the BCCI's ACU told ANI.

Earlier this month, former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed.

"The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the Minister of Sports. I state it with responsibility, however, I do not wish to expose the details for the sake of the country. The game was against India in 2011, a game which we could have won, was fixed. I would not involve the cricketers in this. However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game," Aluthgamage had told Sri Lankan news channel News 1st.

Former Sri Lanka cricketers Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara and Aravinda De Silva brushed aside these claims, saying that the evidence should be presented in the front of the ICC's Anti Corruption Unit.

India had defeated Sri Lanka in the Wankhede final.

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first in the match. Mahela Jayawardena top-scored for Sri Lanka as he struck a century to take the team's score to 274/6.

India, in their chase, got off to a bad start, losing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag with just 31 runs on the board.

But Gambhir and Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stitched together a match-winning 109-run partnership. Gambhir perished after scoring 97 runs. But Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh took the team over the line.

India won its first World Cup in 1983 and then had to wait for 28 years to win again.

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  • Bandu W Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:01 AM

    In ODI cricket, past form is not 100pct guarantee of success. One wrong umpiring decision, missing just one catch or hitting a stupid shot by a good batsman on that particular day can decide match. On this basis can top batsmen Tendulkar and Shewag be accused by BCCI as well for getting out so cheaply. This is why cricket is interesting - performance that day matters.


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