Murali terms invite to help SLC a “cunning move”

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has rejected an invitation to assist Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) calling it a “cunning move”.

In a statement today Muralitharan said that he appreciated the invitation which firstly reached him via the media and was then officially confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLC.

“I am of the view that it is an insincere, cunning move, more to  use us when the Cricket administration is in such a deplorable state and standby the sentiments that Mahela has expressed not able to trust the system as per his own experience of attempting to resolve pressing issues which was never implemented,” he said.

Muralitharan said that it was sad that National cricketers are not consulted until cricket in Sri Lanka hits rock bottom.

I would not hesitate to give of my time if I do realise the genuineness and credibility of the administration despite my own professional coaching engagements world-wide,” he said.

Earlier former cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Roshan Mahanama had also turned down the offer to join the SLC administration. (Colombo Gazette)