Muralitharan Urges Cricketers to Bowl Within Rules


Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, 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 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.

Muralitharan, now working as spin consultant for Australia in their series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates, said he has forgot all the controversies he endured.