President of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala has said that retired cricket Muttiah Muralitharan has seriously jeopardized his chances of being selected to represent the country in any future matches after his recent decision to consult for Cricket Australia, with no obvious conflict of interest.
Speaking to the press, Mr Sumathipala, whose only noteworthy contribution to cricket has been to run his mouth off, said “Despite being one of the best bowlers in the world, over the last few year’s Murali’s form has dipped considerably. He is no longer in the top 10 spin bowler rankings and his attendance at training has also been very poor. It’s almost as if he doesn’t want to be selected to the team. And top of that we now find out that he is consulting for Cricket Australia.”
“As a result, the only option available to him will be to play cricket for Australia but we know that he is past his best. So many youngsters are performing better than him and it is surprising that players like Seekuge are being selected ahead of him. We even had to drop him for the recent tour against England because of his lack of interest,” he added.
Speaking to the press, Muralitharan said, “I am very disappointed by Sri Lanka Cricket and their stance. Just because I decided to retire and provide some assistance to Cricket Australia, when SLC didn’t want my help, they have decided that they cannot select me for future games. I don’t believe that is fair and I will be appealing this decision although I will not be coming out of retirement, although like most of the country we cannot wait until Thilanga retires from his power trip.”