Cricket Australia Settle With Ex-Coach Arthur

Mickey Arthur and Cricket Australia have reached an out-of-court settlement
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Cricket Australia (CA) have reached an out-of-court settlement with former coach Mickey Arthur, who left his position following the Champions Trophy earlier this year.

Arthur had begun legal proceedings against CA contesting the termination of his contract and the two sides have now reached agreement.

A statement released by both parties read as follows:

"Cricket Australia (CA) and Mickey Arthur are pleased to announce that they have reached a confidential settlement.

"Both Mickey and CA agree that it is unfortunate that the dispute was not settled prior to the issuing of legal proceedings.

"Both parties agree that a resolution now is in the interests of the Australian cricket team and cricket generally in Australia.

"Cricket Australia appreciates the efforts that Mickey applied to his coaching role, and wishes him the very best in his future career."

Arthur took over as Australia coach in November 2011 but following a 4-0 Test series defeat in India and a disappointing performance in the Champions Trophy he parted company with the team.

The Tests in India also saw four players stood down for one match for a series of discipline breaches and David Warner was suspended during the Champions Trophy for punching England's Joe Root.

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