Mickey Arthur, sacked as Australian cricket coach days before the Ashes series against England, on Wednesday began conciliation talks over his dismissal, saying he hoped for a “reasonable resolution”.

South African Arthur is suing Cricket Australia for up to A$4 million over his axing.

Cricket Australia disputes a number of claims made by Arthur but said it “will not be articulating these disputes publicly except to say that we are confident in our legal position nd look forward to resolving this matter in an appropriate manner”. — AFP

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