Muttiah Muralitharan confirmed for Caribbean Premier League

The 41-year-old, currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, slots in along with other international stars Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist from Australia, New Zealand's Ross Taylor, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez and South African Herschelle Gibbs as confirmed big-name signings.

updated: May 01, 2013 22:03 IST
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Kingston, Jamaica: Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has been confirmed as the sixth and final international franchise player for this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Muralitharan, who has taken more international wickets than any other player in history, with 1347 scalps across Test, ODI and Twenty20 International formats, will line up in the inaugural franchise-based tournament that will take place in six countries in July and August.

"I am really looking forward to playing in the first ever CPL -- it is going to be a fantastic spectacle for fans and a great experience for all players involved," Muralitharan said.

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