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Murali to become Australian spin coach

Feb 8, 2011 5:08:52 AM - itnnews.lk

Muttiah Muralidaran will sign on as a guest spin coach for Australia to help mould the country’s next generation of young spinners into champions. He was once an outcast spurned by Australian cricket fans.

In a stunning coup for Australian cricket, Sri Lanka’s controversial spin genius will spend several weeks at the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence in June for intensive training with rising Australian spinners. According to a report in the Australian newspaper Daily Telegraph, test cricket’s greatest wicket-taker will not only impart the secrets of his spin wizardry, but also record a spin coaching tutorial so his extraordinary know how will be passed on to future generations of Australian spinners. Greg Chappell told The Daily Telegraph that this is a wonderful opportunity. He said Murali is one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time and they are very lucky. Chappell predicted that Murali’s coaching role would be confirmed once details were finalised in the next few weeks.