Friday, 15 June 2018 - 14:51
Murali responds to Sports Minister's request


The Sports Minister made a request from former players Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama to join the SLC as consultants.
Muttiah Muralitharan was requested to join as a consultant to improve the spin bowling.
However, Mahela Jayawardena responded by saying that he doesn't have trust in the system and urged not to use them to buy time.
Meanwhile, Muralitharan has also responded to Sports Minister's request.
"I appreciate the invitation which first reached me via the media and then officially confirmed by the CEO as per the conversation we had after which he emailed the letter of confirmation. 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. It is sad that National cricketers are not consulted until it hits the rock bottom! I would not hesitate to give of my time if I do realize the genuineness and credibility of the administration despite my own professional coaching engagements worldwide".
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