Ex-first-class player under court scanner

Published: Monday, October 4, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Brisbane:Former Queensland cricketer Brett Henschell is in the midst of a major controversy. The state all-rounder is facing a court hearing over allegations of superannuation fraud.

The 43-year-old former cricketer appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, alongside 12 other former Commonwealth Bank employees, who were arrested last year following an internal bank probe.

The group were reportedly involved in backdating superannuation forms to gain a benefit over several years.

Henschell played 66 first-class match for his state, amassing 2720 runs at an average of 29.56 and claiming 87 wickets at an average of 43.96.

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