Thursday 1 August 2013 

Video - Arthur Happy With Settlement

Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur speaks to the media after he reached an out-of-court settlement with Cricket Australia following his claim of unfair dismissal.

He was appointed coach in November 2011 but dismissed following the Champions Trophy following a run of results that included a 4-0 defeat in a Test series in India.

A lack of discipline in the squad had come to the fore in India when four players were suspended for one match and during the Champions Trophy David Warner was suspended for attacking Joe Root in a bar in Birmingham.

Arthur, who had previously enjoyed successful spells with South Africa and Western Australia, was repalced by former Australian international Darren Lehmann.

"I'm very happy with the financial settlement we've reached tonight with Cricket Australia," Arthut said.

"It was a real pity that I had to launch legal proceedings, but I'm glad that we came to a settlement without the need to proceed with potential expensive and protracted litigation.

"For me this was never solely about the money - I just wanted to be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect. I have significantly reduced my claim, as it is being settled tonight and not dragging on at any significant cost, and importantly I've been very mindful of protecting the Australian cricket team from any further publicity surrounding this dispute."

Arthur then added that he remains keen to get back into the game.

"Cricket has always been my life and my passion, and as I say, it's a new chapter, and I can't wait just to get involved into something different now."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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