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Ranatunga Wants A Probe In The 2011 World Cup Final

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| July 14 , 2017 , 19:01 IST

Sri Lanka's  World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga wants a probe into the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai. He was alleged that the match was fixed and wants a probe into the matter.

According to a report in media, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara's comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: "Sangakkara wants an inquiry into the tour of Pakistan then they should have one. But I think we should also inquire into what happened to the Sri Lanka team during the 2011 World Cup final. I think this is something that the Sports Minister should look into rather than concentrating on fitness issues."

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"I was on the panel of commentators during this World Cup final, and I was really disappointed with Sri Lanka's performance," Ranatunga continued on the 2011 World Cup final, which India won by six wickets.

"I cannot reveal what happened on that day, but I would someday reveal the truth. So, I think we should hold an inquiry into this matter," the 53-year-old Ranatunga, now Sri Lanka's Minister of Petroleum and Renewable Resources, told a press conference.

Sangakkara, who was captain of the Lankan side that lost to M S Dhoni's India in the April 2 final at the Wankhede Stadium, has asked for an inquiry into why the team was sent to Pakistan when there were no proper answers to security concerns.