Stuart MacGill sues CA for injury payments
Former leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has sued Cricket Australia for 2.6 million dollars, claiming that CA owes him the money as part of his injury payments.
Melbourne: Former leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has sued Cricket Australia for 2.6 million dollars, claiming that CA owes him the money as part of his injury payments.
According to a report in 'The Daily Telegraph', MacGill has claimed that he was unfit to play in May 2008 due to "numbness and pain in his hands, knee and shoulder".
"In a writ filed with the Supreme Court today, the 43-year-old former bowler claims these symptoms, suffered over the preceding year, were due to complications from old injuries he received while playing between 1998 and 2006," the report stated.
"During this time MacGill allegedly required medical treatment or surgery for a fractured ankle and elbow, displaced discs, broken nose, cartilage damage to his knee, nerve damage to his hands and wrists, finger pain and a shoulder injury.
"Court documents allege Cricket Australia advised MacGill to return to Australia and seek medical treatment after he told the team manager and captain about his injuries in 2008."
MacGill has complained that CA did not make the injury payments to him when he was laid off.
"...Cricket Australia breached their contract by not paying him injury payments over a 104-week period where he was unable to play. The writ states that the Australian Cricketers' Association unsuccessfully entered into negotiations with Cricket Australia, who denied liability and refused to take the matter to mediation."
MacGill was a CA contracted player from to 1998 to 2009, as per the writ filed by him.
MacGill had announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008.