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Mickey Arthur and Cricket Australia make out of court settlement

Mickey Arthur and Cricket Australia make out of court settlement

Mickey Arthur was sacked as Australia’s coach a fortnight before the start of Ashes 2015 © Getty Images

Jul 31, 2013

Cricket Australia (CA) and former coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday reached a confidential settlement, s media release stated.

According to earlier reports, it is said that Arthur had demanded that he either be reinstated or paid $4 million in compensation for his shock removal from the post of Australia’s coach.

According to Fox News, the agreed sum wasn’t disclosed. However, both the parties claimed to happy with the outcome of the meeting that concluded on Wednesday.

“It was a real pity I had to launch legal proceedings, but I’m glad we came to a settlement without the need to proceed to a potentially expensive and protracted litigation,” Arthur said.

“For me this was never solely about the money, I just wanted to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Importantly I’ve been very mindful of protecting the Australian cricket team from any further publicity.
surrounding this dispute,” he added.

“With this fair and reasonable deal we can now all get on with our lives.”

The former coach from South Africa said that he is  all set to start a new chapter in his life.

“I’m just really happy now,” he said.

“It’s an exciting time now, a new chapter in our lives and something we’re really looking forward to.Cricket has always been my life and my passion and, as I said, it’s a new chapter and I can’t wait to just get involved in something different,” Arthur concluded.

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