Melbourne: The former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels world cricket will be under threat if Australian cricket team decides to boycott its impending tour to the island nation for moral reasons. (Also read: Rumesh Ratnayake named Lanka coach for Australia series)
Some of the Aussie cricketers have privately expressed their unwillingness to visit the island nation following the screening of "Four Corners", a graphic Channel 4 documentary about atrocities committed during the end of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Subsequent poll results have shown an increasing unease among the sections of the community with 81 per cent of the voters out of 3,527 voting in negative to 'The Age' online poll question, "Should the Australian cricket team tour Sri Lanka?".