Murali decides to skip Australian tour!
Sri Lanka's champion off spinner Muttaih Muralitharan is certain to sit out of next months two test tour of Australia.The Sunday Times learns from highly reliable sources that the world record holder for the highest number of wickets in tests will keep away from the two test series following remarks made by the Australian public in the past and their prime minister lately over his bowling action.

Muralitharan who was contemplating on whether to go to Australia for the two test series is expected to inform Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) within the next few days about his latest decision.

It was only on Friday that Mr John Ah kit, Minister of Sports and recreation of the Northern Territory Government of Australia delivered a personal note to Muralitharan requesting him to forget about the Australian prime ministers remarks and come on the tour. The letter was delivered to Muralitharan by a Ministerial Advisor of the Northern Territory Government Mr C. H. Seneviratne who was in Sri Lanka on a short visit.


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