1 Aug 2013

Dumped Australian cricket coach makes deal

7:30 am on 1 August 2013

Cricket Australia and its sacked national coach Mickey Arthur have finally reached an out-of-court settlement after marathon conciliation talks lasting more than 13 hours.

After two sittings at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney, the two parties reached a "confidential agreement" late last night.

Arthur was seeking his job back or $4 million compensation after being dismissed two weeks before the start of the Ashes series in England with two years left on his contract.

Arthur said he was very happy with the financial settlement, even though he significantly reduced the sum he was originally claiming.

The former South African coach said he had little choice but to take legal action as he'd received nothing in writing from Cricket Australia since his dismissal and no payment at all despite trying several times to make direct contact at a senior level.