Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan turns his attention to the Caribbean Premier League

Thursday, 02 May 2013 - 12:07


Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, the man with more international wickets than any other player in history, has been confirmed as the sixth and final international franchise player for this year’s Caribbean Premier league.

Muralidaran has 1347 wickets across the Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International formats in an international career spanning 20 years, and now he will line up in the inaugural franchise-based tournament that will take place in six countries in July and August.

The 41 year-old, currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League , slots in along with other international stars Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist from Australia, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor, Pakistan T20I captain Mohammad Hafeez and Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa as confirmed big-name signings.