Muttiah Muralitharan Urges Cricketers to Bowl Within Rules

Reported for his own action during his playing days, Sri Lanka's legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says he faced the same problems that Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine are currently facing.

updated: October 08, 2014 15:24 IST
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Muttiah Muralitharan feels the rules pertaining to bowling action are old but cricketers must adhere to them.


Sharjah: Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, Wednesday urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions.

The 42-year-old joined the debate whether the process adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions will diminish the art of spin bowling, a craft which fetched him 800 wickets in Tests and 534 in one-dayers -- both records.

In July the ICC launched a crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions, suspending Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Pakistan's high profile bowler Saeed Ajmal.

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