Stuart MacGill sues Cricket Australia for $2.6 million
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA), on Monday, said it is aware of media reports suggesting former leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has issued a writ in the Victorian Supreme Court setting out a claim against the governing body of cricket in Australia.
Reports suggest MacGill is claiming he is owed $1.6 million in match payments and prize money. The right-arm leg-spinner is also seeking costs and $984,534 in interest, bringing his total claim to more than $2.6 million.
"We are aware of the media reports but aren't in a position to comment further," a CA spokesman said to the official website Monday.
MacGill is often considered as one of the unluckiest cricketers to play international cricket as his career coincided with that of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne. He took 208 Test wickets for Australia at an average of 29.02.
The Western Australian played only three ODIs, all three appearances coming during a home tri-series against India and Pakistan. He picked up 6 wickets in those three games, with a best of 4/19, but he was never in consideration for a spot in the one-day team after that.
MacGill was most recently seen as a video analyst for cricket website ESPN Cricinfo during the Australia vs India Test series.