Arjuna Ranatunga said that the 2011 World Cup Final was rigged and that an inquiry was necessary. Indian players including as Gautam Gambhir refuted the allegations, claiming that India's triumph was unassailable. Some admirers said he was envious. You make the call.
After a grueling 40-day mega competition involving numerous teams from many nations, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has finally concluded. I have great pleasure in announcing that our country, India, has won the 2011 World Cup versus Sri Lanka. India has won the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, after defeating the United States in 1983. The match was played over five days beginning on April 2nd in Mumbai and ending on April 7th in Chennai. India's victory was particularly impressive considering that they had to play without their star player Sachin Tendulkar, who was injured during the group stage.
Tendulkar suffered a muscle tear in his left thigh while batting against Australia during the first round of matches and was forced to withdraw from further action. Although he received treatment at several hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi, none could provide a cure for his injury. Thus, the legendary batsman was unable to participate in any more games and India went on to lose the match by an innings margin. However, despite not having its best player on hand, India managed to win every single match it played during the tournament and claim its first world title.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is an annual event where the best cricketing countries in the world come together to compete for the title. The event is popularly known as the "Cricket World Cup" because it is the most prestigious international cricket tournament.
The ICC has opened an inquiry on the allegations. Although India won both Tests, the controversies surrounding them have overshadowed their achievements.
England responded with the same score. Former and present cricketers, notably India's Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir, have criticized the International Cricket Council's boundary count rule, which determined England's World Cup victory and deprived New Zealand after a thrilling final in London. As it stands now, this is how the final ball of the tournament will be played: England won by one run using their last legal delivery, thanks to Andrew Ellis's well-timed wild pitch.
The matter had been brought up before the tournament began when Australia's Steve Smith called for a change to the rules. He argued that without a proper boundary count, high-scoring games were being decided by luck - a factor that hurts the sport's reputation. However, other than verbal protests from teams before they took to the field, there has been no formal action taken by the ICC.
In the final, New Zealand needed six off its last two balls with two wickets remaining to beat England by one run. But after conceding four runs off the first three balls, captain Michael Clarke did not want to risk losing the game through excessive running. So he asked his partner Tim Southee to go for the big shot and get the best possible outcome. Southee chipped one wide of leg slip and the game went into extra time.
No, the Cricket World Cup for this year is not predetermined. When individuals say "match fixing," they usually imply attempting to improve a player's performance, which might therefore impact the outcome of a match. However, there are cases where players have agreed with each other or their managers to underperform, which would be considered "fixed" matches.
The first World Cup was held in England in 1971. The tournament has since been held every four years, with the exception of 2002 when it was cancelled due to terrorism. In 2007, after much debate, cricket's governing body, the ICC, decided to expand the tournament from 10 to 14 teams. This meant that India and Pakistan were forced to split into two separate groups. Despite these changes, many critics have said that the World Cup remains too small a stage for most countries to make an impression on.
In recent years, allegations have emerged that some of the more smaller nations have been involved in "match fixing" or "ball tampering." These allegations include claims that India used sandpaper stickers attached to balls used in one-day internationals, and that South Africa may have tried to influence the result of one-day matches against Australia during the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Both countries denied these claims.
However, in 1999, India did forfeit one of its matches due to alleged ball tampering by Pakistani officials.
After 46 days of cricket, IPL-10 arrived to the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad for the last time to bring this grand event to a close in style. The final game pitted the Mumbai Indians against the surging Pune Supergiants. After winning the toss, the Mumbai Indians elected to bat first. However, after losing Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard early in the run chase, there was no way back for them. In fact, even after including Robin Uthappa's stay at the crease for almost an hour, they were never really able to get going in their chase. Finally, after scoring just 145/8 in 20 overs, they were dismissed by the Pune Supergiants with six wickets in hand. This left the Pune Supergiants with a simple task of finishing off Mumbai Indians with just two balls to go, but they could not do it as they lost their last three wickets for just one run to end up as runners-up for the second year in a row.
The match was attended by thousands of people, which makes it the biggest crowd ever to attend an Indian Premier League match. It also had all the ingredients of a classic David vs Goliath story as the underdogs Mumbai Indians took on the powerhouses Pune Supergiants. But sadly for the fans, it wasn't to be a fair fight as the Mumbai Indians were beaten in both the finals games they played this season.