Cricket

Muralitharan to play in CPL

2013-05-02 09:13
Muttiah Muralitharan (File)
London - Organisers of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) say they have signed Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan for their inaugural Twenty20 competition in July and August.

Muralitharan, the world's leading all-time Test wicket-taker with 800, has played in various Twenty20 competitions since retiring from international cricket in 2011. He is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

In a statement released by organisers, the 41-year-old Muralitharan says "I am good friends with a number of the West Indian players... and having the chance to play on a team with guys competing in their home countries will be fantastic for me."

Six franchised teams will play in the tournament, hosted across the Caribbean from July 29 to August 26. The player draft will be on May 24.

Read more on:    muttiah muralitharan  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.