Sacked Mickey Arthur to sue Cricket Australia

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Mickey Arthur has hired a legal team to sue Cricket Australia (CA) over compensation offered after he was unceremoniously sacked as the national coach.

According reports in the Australian media, Arthur isn’t satisfied with the amount that the cricket board was willing to pay for terminating his contract two years before it was to expire.

CA invoked a performance clause following humiliating defeat to India in the Border-Gavaskar trophy and failure to win a single match in the Champions Trophy.

The ‘homework-gate’ incident that saw vice-captain Shane Watson along with three other players being suspended during the Indian tour earlier this year is also supposed to have played a major role in the decision.

Arthur reportedly rejected the initial ‘modest’ payout following which the board raised the amount. However, it was also not considered to be enough by the South African given the manner of his exit.

It has also been reported that Arthur was given the marching orders without any notice period.

Arthur was replaced by Darren Lehmann as Australian coach days before the beginning of the high-profile Ashes series.