Royal Challengers Bangalore's Muttiah Muralitharan is disappointed after the BCCI decided to keep Sri Lankan players away from the IPL matches in Chennai over anti-Lankan unrest in Tamil Nadu.
"It's a sad for cricket as we are not allowed to play in a certain part of India. It is a government decision, if they cannot provide security for us we have to be cautious on that. Especially, for me, I have spoken to Royal Challengers, they do not have any problems, I can play the non-Chennai games. If they allow us to play, we will definitely play in Chennai. Chennai is like a second home for me as my wife Madhimalar is from there. It is a sentimental situation for me," Muralitharan told NDTV in an exclusive television interview on Tuesday night.
The 40-year old, also known as the smiling assassin, is however upbeat about playing the IPL ties in the other parts of the country.