Former Australia National Cricket Coach Mickey Arthur Confident Of 'Fair' Deal With CSA
Former Australian national cricket coach Mickey Arthur is confident he will reach a "fair and reasonable" settlement with Cricket Australia when conciliation talks on his unfair dismissal claim resume next week, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. The South African "was unceremoniously dumped last month, just weeks before he was due to lead Australia into an Ashes series for the first time, after a string of poor results and incidents of ill-discipline in the squad." Arthur is suing for $3.6M or reinstatement, "and more than five hours of talks at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney on Wednesday were aimed at keeping the case out of the courts." Arthur: "Although we did not come to an outcome today, I am pretty confident there was enough goodwill in the room for us to continue talks next week" (REUTERS, 7/24). IANS reported Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani said that "his board has addressed all the issues on the appointment of Haroon Lorgat as its chief executive with the Board of Control for Cricket in India." The BCCI was a major obstacle in Lorgat's appointment as the CSA CEO, "and threatened to pull out of the forthcoming series" in South Africa" (IANS, 7/24).