27 Jul 2013

Sacked Australian coach confident of settlement

2:57 pm on 27 July 2013

The sacked Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur is confident of reaching a settlement with Cricket Australia despite failing to resolve the matter during marathon conciliation talks in Sydney.

Arthur is suing his former employer for $4 million compensation or his job back after being axed as national coach last month on the eve of the Ashes series in England with two years left on his contract.

He was replaced by Darren Lehmann.

Arthur has said he had little choice but to take legal action as he'd received nothing in writing from CA since his dismissal and no payment at all.

Talks between the parties lasted more than five-and-a-half hours, and they'll resume next Wednesday.