Mickey Arthur exploring legal options over sacking by Cricket Australia

Reports suggest that Mickey Arthur was supposed to get three months’ notice, but was sacked without it © Getty Images

Sydney: Jul 12, 2013

Mickey Arthur, the former Australian coach is seeking a legal remedy after he was sacked by Cricket Australia (CA) in the lead-up to the Ashes. Arthur was given the boot as a result of Australia’s recent poor performances with issues of discipline also cropping up. Darren Lehmann was appointed coach immediately after Arthur’s dismissal. 

The Australian reported on Friday that CA has offered a cash settlement to the sacked Arthur. This is because the legal scales would be in favour of the South African.

Arthur’s contract is said to have been up to the 2015 World Cup. Under the terms, he was to be given a three months’ notice. The Australian also reported that Arthur wasn’t given any notice prior to his sacking. There was also no talk of him breaching any terms of the contract. However, he may have been given a three-month severance pay when he was asked to leave.

Sources said, there would be an out-of-court settlement.