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Muttiah MuralitharanMurali Picks Red Rose Again
Muttiah Muralitharan is heading back to his second home of Lancashire.Sri Lankaís mystery spinner, a member of ISMís team of international cricketers, has signed to play for the red rose county until the middle of next July.

It will be the highly popular Muraliís third term with Lancashire and he is delighted to be returning to Manchester, where, in one of his previous visits, he took more than 60 wickets in a five-game spell.

"When the chance came to play for Lancashire again, I jumped at it," said Murali. "I have many friends and even more happy memories of my times there.

"I am not only looking forward to the chance to help Lancashire get back into the First Division of the championship, but also the opportunity of bowling again on a wicket I know is receptive to spin."

Neil Fairbrother, the former Lancashire star and now ISMís director of cricket, welcomed the news of Muraliís return. "He has been a great asset o the county and was one of the most popular members of the team. He and Freddie Flintoff have a great rapport," he said.

Written by Martin Hardy for ISM Ltd

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