Due you think western referees are harsher on subcontinental players?
The way certain things are happening, people may have doubts. I think it should be left to the captains and senior players to sort things out. For example, take the Murali affair. I tried to sort it out with the opposing captain. But it didn't work because the officials got involved. A match referee should not be a dictator. There are some nice match referees with whom you can work out problems. They're very strict but they're also very fair.
Do you feel there was a campaign against Muralitharan?
Murali was getting better each day. Some felt threatened. The no-ball issue in Australia was pre-planned. There was a build-up in the Australian media and their umpires were passing judgement without seeing Murali bowl.