Confusion surrounds Muttiah Muralitharan's retirement advertisement from all-embracing cricket, with adverse statements whether he has retired from all forms of the sport.
But he will be accessible to comedy for the island nation in abutting year's World Cup and the Champions League T20 clash in South Africa in September.
Sources abutting to the off-spinner tonight said that his final Test for Sri Lanka is adjoin India at Galle starting July 18, the 162nd ceremony of the bearing of WG Grace and from that point he will baddest which ODI alternation he will comedy in and whether he will bout Australia after in the year for the ODI series.
There has been agnosticism about Muralitharan's capability as a bowler this year with a poor Asia Cup alternation in Dambulla. His appropriate accept and beam injuries accept been causing him problems and he has had several operation in contempo years. But the fettle problems accept been axle up on him in the accomplished three years.
Initially his Test career was to accept concluded adjoin the West Indies but the alternation adjoin India, an unscheduled bout starting abutting anniversary affected a rethink. This has been accepted by
Muralitharan's administrator Kushil Gunasekara and the amateur as able-bodied said the unscheduled Test alternation had meant he bare to amend his programme.
"Look, the selectors appetite him (Muralitharan) to be about for a while best than aloof abdicate altogether. This is in case there is no acceptable backup for him for the 2011 World Cup," he said. "They apparently appetite the spinners to assignment about Murali."
A account issued by Brian Thomas, the SLC media manager, said that Muralitharan will accomplish a abounding advertisement of his affairs at a media appointment shortly. Details of the media appointment will be accepted on Wednesday.
Muralitharan has beneath to add annihilation added to a media absolution Tuesday apropos announcement the planned retirement. His three wickets at the contempo Asia Cup in Dambulla amount him 143 runs at 47.66 and an abridgement amount at 5.10, which is decidedly aerial foe a bowler of his stature.
He accepted afore the clash that at 37 he was award it harder to accumulate fit and it was apparent he hardly angry the brawl in the 28 overs he bowled.