#6 Sri Lanka get forfeits
What happens in World cup 1996?
This happened in the 1996 Cricket world cup. In the world cup, Australia and West Indies decided that they not play against Sri Lanka in Group matches.
The reason behind this was earlier that year Tamil Tigers had bombed the Central Bank and because of that incident both teams not want to take the risk and instead of they decide to forfeits their matches.
Who is the winner of the 1996 World Cup?
Because of these forfeits, Sri Lanka was awarded points and they move forward in the world cup tournament. And later they won that year world cup and become world champions. This was also one of the Top 10 huge controversies in the history of the World Cup.