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Murali to inaugurate cricket pitches in former LTTE stronghold

November 04, 2013 16:42 IST

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will be inaugurating the new cricket pitches laid in a stadium in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi on Tuesday.

Muttiah MuralitharanThe pitches are developed by the governing body Sri Lanka Cricket at the Kilinochchi central college.

Kilinochchi served as the LTTE's administrative headquarters when they ran their parallel administration.

Muralitharan will conduct a small spin clinic for the Tamil kids who are recovering from the end of a 30-year old bloody armed separatist campaign waged by the LTTE.

Murali, a Sri Lankan of Tamil origin, was the most prominent of a very limited number of minority community, who have worn Sri Lanka colours.

Hailing from central hill country, Murali was admired across communities during the height of the separatist war.

Murali Cup, a tournament which is being currently played with representative schools teams from the former war torn areas of north and east is aimed at scouting young talent to represent Sri Lanka in future.

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