Nathan Bracken granted access to injury compensation documents from New South Wales court

Nathan Bracken is seeking compensation for lost wages, potential earnings in lucrative overseas Twenty20 tournaments and sponsorship deals © Getty Images

Aug 13, 2013
 
Former Australian left-arm pacer Nathan Bracken has secured free access to a set of documents from Cricket Australia (CA) regarding his injury compensation case.
 
According to a Sydney Morning Herald report, Bracken, who is involved in a legal battle with CA, is suing the board in New South Wales (NSW) Supreme Court claiming that the board failed to take care of him from long-term effects due to a knee injury.
 
The fast bowler had accused CA of denying him access to the 81 documents which included player and medical staff contracts, unless he agreed to tough confidentiality rules. On Tuesday, Bracken’s lawyers’ claim was upheld by court registrar Christopher Bradford granting him access to the documents.
 
Bracken is seeking compensation for lost wages, potential earnings in lucrative overseas Twenty20 tournaments and sponsorship deals.
 
“Clearly cricket has substantially changed in Australia in recent years. But Cricket Australia effectively runs and controls the game in this country and specifically with respect to professional players. It does not really have a competitor,” Bradford was quoted as saying by the newspaper.