The Murali Saga reviewed and clarified by Vithushan Ehantharaja

Vithushan Ehantharaja’s account of the manifold events and the several people who took up the cause of Muralitharan’s bowling action when it was eviscerated on several occasions by cricket authorities and personnel in powerful positions is now available in The Cricket Monthly and at ESPNcricinfo under the striking title WHEN MURALI BARED HIS SOUL. 

It has been reproduced under a different title at https://cricketique.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/muralis-testing-times-through-thick-and-thin/ 

In an unprecedented act on the 23rd January 1999 the SL captain Arjuna Ranatunga challenged and berated Umpire Ross Emerson for no-balling Muralitharan at Adelaide Oval [in what we now know was an a ction taken on instructions by key individuals in the Australian cricketing fraternity]

26-Ranatunga and Emerson in confrontation In an unprecedented act on 23rd January 1999 Arjuna Ranatunga challenged and berated Umpire Ross Emerson for no-balling Muralitharan [in what we now know to have been a pre-planned act involving several Australian cricket personnel]

Readers may not be aware of the detailed study of those moments when Muralithran’s action or parts thereof (namely the doosra delivery) were challenged formally –sometimes by machinations involving key personnel in the Australian cricket hierarchy at moments when Sri Lanka were playing in that land. This account is presented under the title “Saving Murali: Action On-field and Off-field, 1995 -2005” in Roberts, Incursions & Excursions in and around Sri Lankan Cricket, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2011, ISBN 978-955-53198-0-5. I make no excuses in re-producing the mug shots and scenery identifying those who helped Muraliat various moments. Hallelujah.

07_DarylFoster029 Daryl Foster of UWA BRUCE ELLIOTT Bruce Elliott of UWA  16 Quintus de Zylwa Dr Quintus de Zylwa of Melbourne GREIG Tony Greig of the Channel Nine Commentary team ravindra goonetilleke Dr Ravindra Jayatilleka of Hong Kong University 

A-DLI 060648 - JUNE 6, 2003 - COLOMBO : Thilanga Sumathipala, newly elected president of the Board of control for cricket in Sri Lanka speaks to media in Colombo, Sri Lanka Friday, June 6, 2003. Sumathipala, controversial former Sri Lankan cricket board chief, was elected to the sport's top seat again Friday, defeating former national team captain and another candidate. AP/PTI Thilanga Sumathipala, President BCCSL in 1996

KushilGunasekeraKushil Gunasekera 

Dr.Mandheep Dillon

Dr.Mandheep Dillon

MahindaIMG Mahinda Wijesinghe

28a-Dhillon braces Murali Dhillon braces Murali for Mahinda to face him [with pads of course]

Dr Ravi Goonetilleka’s tests on Murali in Hong Kong in 1996 were an important episode in the processes helping Murali, but because of the Orientalist attitudes in the world today had less clout than the work of the UWA team comprising Elliott, Foster and Alderson. BUT they are worth noting as illustrations of science in aid of sport.

24a--Murali's chart

 

24b--Murali's bowling graph

24c--Murali's permanently bent arm

25a--Murali being measured & wired for tests by Jacque Alderson Murali being measured by Alderson at UWA, Perth

 25a-Murali wired up Murali as bionic man at Perth

aa=the panelThe moment of Truth presented by the UWA team

ALSO SEE

  • Bernard Whimpress:Murali’s Chucking Episodes in Australia,” in Michael Roberts,, Essaying Cricket. Sri Lanka and Beyond, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2006. ISBN 955-1266-26-9, pp. 305-13.
  • Bernard Whimpress: Chuckers, 2004
  • Sambit Bal: “The Throwing Controversy: Save the Doosra,” in Michael Roberts,, Essaying Cricket, 2006, pp.  314-16.
  • Glucka Wijesuriya: “Murali and the Bowling Issue,” in Michael Roberts,, Essaying Cricket, 2006, pp.  317-20.
  • Peter Roebuck: “Secret filming reveals extent of bowlers who Chuck,” in Michael Roberts,, Essaying Cricket, 2006, pp.  321-23.
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5 responses to “The Murali Saga reviewed and clarified by Vithushan Ehantharaja

  1. Dickie Bird.

    Finally it all sums up to the Research report on test performed on Murali which had proven the test of time, patent & published in the Ergonomic Journal of London on the findings of Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke..

    Everybody speaks of every one but none have cared to go through this
    ultimate report.
    This is the one & only report which was published with tested & proven methods of tests conducted and research report finalised on Murali posted in a world renowned domain to be challeged by anyone and remain unblemished todate.

    Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke remained the unsung hero, to date.
    Does Murali know how his careeer was saved ?? I don’t think so.

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  3. Eddie Wijesuriya

    Murali, the greatest.

    On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Thuppahis Blog wrote:

    > thuppahi posted: “Vithushan Ehantharaja’s account of the manifold events > and the several people who took up the cause of Muralitharan’s bowling > action when it was eviscerated on several occasions by cricket authorities > and personnel in powerful positions is now available i” >

  4. david wei

    Murali was a chucker who, due to a deliberate confusion between cricket and politics, was allowed to continue bowling. That is the real shame of the episode.

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