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Gloucestershire welcome back Muttiah Muralitheran

PUBLISHED: 10:22 31 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:59 20 February 2013

Gloucestershire welcome back Muttiah Muralitheran

Gloucestershire welcome back Muttiah Muralitheran

Muttiah Muralitheran has confirmed that he will be returning to Gloucestershire Cricket for the 2012 Friends Life Twenty20 competition

Gloucestershire welcome back Muttiah Muralitheran


Muttiah Muralitheran has confirmed that he will be returning to Gloucestershire Cricket for the 2012 Friends Life Twenty20 competition.

The Sri Lanka spin bowling legend joined the Club last season and played in all 15 FL t20 games, proving a huge attraction. He sent down more overs than any other Gloucestershire bowler in the competition and finished joint top wicket-taker with 12.

Now supporters can look forward to seeing the man with the most Test wickets in history demonstrating his art at the County Ground, Bristol, again this coming summer.

Murali says, I thoroughly enjoyed my first FL t20 season with Gloucestershire and I am looking forward to returning to the Club.

Director of Cricket, John Bracewell, adds,As a side we are delighted that Murali is returning. His experience was invaluable last year, given the shortness of the t20 game and the amount of rain-affected matches we had. We did not see the best of what he can offer. I know our players gained a great deal from having Murali in and around our dressing room. His enthusiasm and love for the game, combined with his exceptional skills, are something that will draw any crowd.

Gloucestershires 2012 Friends Life Twenty20 campaign gets off to an exciting start with a Thursday night clash against Somerset on June 14. This match is expected to be a sell-out so the Club is urging its supporters to buy their tickets early by visiting the Clubs website via the following link: www.gloscricket.co.uk/ticketing/admission-prices

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