Sydney, 16 July: Sacked national coach Mickey Arthur is seeking up to $4 million in compensation or his job back from Cricket Australia, claiming he was racially discriminated against, local media reported on Tuesday. South African-born Arthur – Australia’s first foreign head coach – was fired last month before the Ashes series after CA said he failed to turn around declining standards of discipline in the team.
A Seven Network television report cited court documents it said showed Arthur was seeking payments and compensation to the end of his 2015 contract. His salary was reportedly $400,000 a year plus some $200,000 a year in bonuses. Arthur has reportedly also claimed that skipper Michael Clarke had described teammate Shane Watson as a “cancer” on the national cricket team.
Meanwhile, reacting to Arthur’s explosive claims, legendary spinner Shane Warne today said the South African’s comments sounded like “sour grapes” and that he should be “grateful” for being given a chance to coach the Aussies. agencies