Former spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan says he never engaged in politics nor is he interested in politics.
Muralitharan also accused the Sri Lanka cricket board of attempting to use him to cover all the wrong they have done.
“They once said I was going to enter politics. I never did politics,” he said while speaking to reporters in Kandy today.
Muralitharan said that he has done a lot for the county after he retired from the game yet now several allegations are being raised against him.
Deputy Speaker and President of the Sri Lanka cricket board Thilanga Sumathipala had told reporters that he was disappointed at Muralitharan’s decision to join the Australian cricket team as a consultant.
Muralitharan responded saying he has been made a traitor for agreeing to be a consultant for Australia for 10 days despite all he did for the country.
“What has he done for the country?” Muralitharan asked with regards to the President of the cricket board.
Muralitharan said that he spent a lot to promote cricket in the country and what he has done is there to be seen. (Colombo Gazette)