From minefields to cricket pitches, Murali spins magic
From Minefields To Cricket Pitches, Murali Spins Magic, Muttiah Muralitharan Spins Magic. Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will be inaugurating the new cricket pitches laid in a stadium in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi.
Colombo: Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will be inaugurating the new cricket pitches laid in a stadium in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi.
He will declare open cricket pitches developed by the governing body Sri Lanka Cricket at the Kilinochchi central college on Tuesday.
Kilinochchi served as the LTTE's administrative headquarters when they ran their parallel administration.
In addition, Murali will conduct a small spin clinic for the Tamil kids who are recovering from the 30-year-old armed separatist campaign waged by the LTTE.
Murali, a Sri Lankan of Tamil origin, was the most prominent of a very limited number of minority community, who have have featured for the national team.
Hailing from central hill country, Murali was admired across communities during the height of the separatist war.
The Murali Cup, a tournament which is played with representative schools teams from the former war torn areas of Sri Lanka is aimed at scouting young talent to represent Sri Lanka in the future.