Sri Lanka sports minister ready to probe 2011 World Cup final defeat to India

"The allegations merit an investigation," Dayasiri Jayasekera said in Colombo. "As soon as I get a written complaint, I will start a probe." Pressure has since been mounting for an inquiry into the defeat, with a former cricket captain and a previous sports minister going public with their...


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Probe away as long as this is not another smoke screen for more looting but more importantly, why don't we probe who looted the money at SLC? Surely any probe in to cricket in SL has to start with who is responsible for the massive losses AND the state of the game currently in SLC where we have been unable to beat Bangaldesh and Zimbabwe in limited overs cricket at home and BOTH competed against us at home in test for the first time in history.

But hey why bother with minor issues like this when we can spend a whole lot of time and money trying to work out how we lost the 2011 WC final to a start studded Indian line up. Said this before, the changes were forced due to the injury to Anji and if anyone bothers to check, I called for the same for changes before the game. Also the dew made the spinners ineffective under lights. There is also a small measure of Sewag, Sachin, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Gambir, Zaheer and Harbajan - if anyone was throwing the game surely it would be the Indians!

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Is it possible that Sri Lanka threw the match in order for Tendulkar to complete his career with a "World Cup"?

I remember the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying the following when he welcomed the Sri Lankan team in his home.

"I like to tell my Indian friends that 20 million from our small country, took a step back to allow 1.2 billion Indian people to enjoy some happiness, for the second time since 1983,"


What did he mean by that?

Please find the article at

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