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Murali's retirement

'Murali doesn't deserve the record' - Emerson

Jul 8, 2010: Ross Emerson, the Australian umpire who no-balled Muttiah Muralitharan during an ODI against England in Adelaide in 1999, insists the offspinner doesn't deserve his record of most wickets in Tests and the 50-over format

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Refers to treatment meted out to Muralitharan

Aussie crowds embarrass Moody

Jun 2, 2007: Tom Moody speaks of his embarrassment at the reaction of Australian crowds to Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action

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Temper, temper

Sep 19, 2006: In the light of Mark Vermeulen's tantrum playing the the Lancashire League, Martin Williamson looks at 11 other instances where players or officials have spat the dummy

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Acrimonious incidents involving umpires

Pakistan's protest not the first

Aug 23, 2006: It is the first time in the game's long history that a Test match has been forfeited but Pakistan's protest against an umpiring decision at The Oval on Sunday that cost them the final Test against England and was not the first of its kind

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Officious officialdom

Aug 22, 2006: The furore which surrounded the activities of the umpires during the Oval Test is not the first time that officials have found themselves in the spotlight. We highlight 11other instances where the umpires rather than the players have taken centre stage

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Happy in new role away from the game

Ross Emerson turns away from cricket

Nov 14, 2004: Ross Emerson blames lack of support from the game as the reason for his disenchantment

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The chucking controversy

Emerson: Murali's action is 'worse than ever'

Apr 3, 2004: Five years after he no-balled Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing at the Adelaide Oval, causing a furious row with Arjuna Ranatunga, umpire Ross Emerson said that he remains convinced that Muralitharan's action 'is worse than ever before'

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The no-balling of Muttiah Muralitharan

Emerson has few regrets after the decision 'that came from the heart'

Jan 31, 1999: Ross Emerson took his three young children to the Perth Water Slides on Friday, as far away from the WACA and another confrontation with the Sri Lankans as he could find in his home city and the perfect place to begin the rest of his life

Ranatunga walk-off

'Throwing' umpire on sick leave

Jan 26, 1999: PERTH, Australia, Jan 26 (AFP) - Ross Emerson, the umpire at the centre of the bitter controversy over Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan's action, has been off work for several weeks with what is believed to be a stress-related illness, it was

Ranatunga walk-off

Arjuna Ranatunga - Accused, convicted, condemned?

Jan 26, 1999: Arjuna Ranatunga - accused, convicted, condemned

Muralitharan unfair victim of an umpire on a crusade (25 January 1999)

Jan 25, 1999: WHATEVER the Sri Lankan cricket management may say now, and the hours since the humiliation of Muttiah Muralitharan have softened their anger and their hurt, there is no doubt that they were always concerned by the appointment of the umpires for

Early action needed to iron out problems (24 January 1999)

Jan 24, 1999: I DON'T believe Muttiah Muralitharan gains any unfair advantage from his action and as a batsman that's all I ever worried about

'Chucking' issue must be taken out of umpires' hands (24 January 1999)

Jan 24, 1999: IT is time to change, not Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action, but cricket's law on the emotive issue of throwing

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