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Murali seeks damages
Sri Lankan star looks to hit Indian critic in the hip pocket.
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2007 16:09 GMT

Muttiah Muralitharan: Hitting back against attacks [GALLO/GETTY]

Sri Lankan star bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has demanded millions of dollars from former Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi as damages for making "derogatory" comments regarding Muralitharan's bowling action.
 
"It's a letter of demand that we have sent (Bedi)," Muralitharan's manager, Kushil Gunasekera, said.
Gunasekera said Bedi had recently remarked that Muralitharan bowled with an illegal action, and called him a "cheat."
 
He alleged that Bedi had said that the The International Cricket Council had created a "monster" of Muralitharan and set a bad precedent by not taking any action against him.

"These are derogatory (remarks), and of a personal nature," Gunasekera said.

Muralitharan's lawyers have demanded $6.7 million from Bedi as damages.

Bedi, 60, was an accomplished left-arm spin bowler during his playing days in 1960s and 70s.

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