Bracken sues Cricket Australia over retirement

Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:57 [IST]
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Bracken sues Cricket Australia

Sydney, Oct 13: Former Australian bowler Nathan Bracken has taken Cricket Australia to court claiming compensation for lost earnings and expenses after he forced to retire this year due to a career-ending knee injury.

Bracken missed the entire 2010 season due to injury and retired in January, is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and damages from Cricket Australia in the Supreme Court, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

The report said Bracken is seeking around $1 million from CA claiming negligence in allowing him to play with his knee injury.

After a brief court appearance on Wednesday, Bracken's lawyer Richard O'Keefe asked the case be adjourned because CA had not complied with previous court orders to provide "medical records relating to the plaintiff," the report said. Bracken was not present on Wednesday.

CA was given more time to produce the documents and the case is scheduled to reappear in court on November 30.

Bracken, 34, played five Tests between 2003 and 2005, taking 12 wickets at an average of 42.08. He played 116 one-dayers from 2001 to 2009, claiming 174 wickets at 24.36.

CA dropped Bracken from its list of centrally contracted players in April, 2010, before the bowler eventually announced his retirement from cricket this year.

OneIndia Cricket

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