Victoria SC orders Stuart MacGill, Cricket Australia to begin mediation

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Feb.19 (ANI): The Supreme Court in Victoria, Australia, has ordered both Cricket Australia and former Test leg-spinner Stuart MacGill to commence mediation over the latter's 2.6 million Australian dollar injury case. Fairfax Media has reported that MacGill has demanded Australian dollars 1.6 million for loss of match payments and prize money, and almost a million Australian dollars in interest, plus costs. The case was filed by the former cricketer in January 2015. MacGill has not attended the hearing in person, nor has any legal representation taken place, as confirmed by the court, and the case is currently in limbo. A court spokeswoman has confirmed that both parties have been ordered to attend mediation by no later than July 28. If that is unsuccessful, a trial has been set for August 14. MacGill has played 44 Tests for Australia and claimed 208 wickets at 29.01. He has claimed that Cricket Australia failed to pay him injury payments over a two-year period from May 2008 when he was unable to play Test cricket because of injury, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The final amount of Australian dollars 1,640,890 includes tour payments for 15 away Test matches (846,090 dollars), tour payments for 11 home game Test matches (140,800 dollars), retainer payments at 297,000 dollars for 52 weeks, retainer payments at 333,000 dollars for 52 weeks and prize money for nine Test series at 27,000 dollars. He played his final Test on the 2008 tour of the West Indies. (ANI with inputs)