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Australian umpires calling Murali was 'mischievous' says Titmus
By Reggie Fernando our London correspondent
The man who mesmerises all those men that come before him - Mutthiah
Muralitharan - was unofficially
given the green light to carry on with his bowling when former England spinner
Fred Titmus said last
week that the decision of the Australian umpires to call Muralitharan last
winter was 'mischievous'.
Titmus has been appointed as cricket's 'first watchdog' for checking the
legitimacy of suspect bowling
With the cricket World cup round the corner and the rage over allegations that
Muralitharan has a
suspect action the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Titmus to
Titmus, now almost 66 and rated as the second best off-spinner England has
produced behind that
legend Jim Laker, has already put a number of bowlers from various cricket
playing nations to the test
at the indoor nets at Lord's.
He also said that Murali who joins Lancashire soon after the World Cup has not
had tests yet at Lord's.
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