Murali gets another clearance

Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has come through scrutiny again on his bowling action after more laboratory tests.

His two main deliveries were checked in Perth on Thursday and showed he came under the 15-degree limit of elbow flexion.

"From this test they should realise I'm a normal bowler, like others. I'm not doing something wrong," Muralitharan told BBC Sport.

"We tested in match conditions, speed and everything, so they should respect me as a bowler."

It was the fourth time the Sri Lankan has been tested in Perth at the University of Western Australia.

Biomechanics expert Professor Bruce Elliott said the latest tests on Muralitharan's 'doosra' showed his average elbow extension was 12.2 degrees. The average for his off-break was 12.9 degrees.

"There's nothing more he could do," Elliott said.

"The latest testing shows, irrespective of whether he's bowling a doosra or an off-break, all his deliveries were under 15 degrees, so none were illegal."

Muralitharan, who is continually taunted over his action by Australian crowds, confirmed that he was considering never returning to Australia because of the abuse he receives.

"Every time I bowl they shout it from the grounds, every time I go near the boundary line they say things, so they are not accepting me."

"Sometimes you feel, 'why do I want to come and play?'" he said.

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