Australia’s star pacer Mitchell Starc has reached a settlement in his fight for an insurance payout of USD 1.53 million for losing his IPL deal with Kolkata Knight Riders due to an injury in 2018. According to a report in the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, “The settlement came on Monday, just two days before the case was due to be heard in the Victorian County Court.”
“Terms of the agreement, including a financial settlement, were not yet released but are due to be filed within days.”
Starc, who bagged a USD 1.8 million (Rs 9.4 crore) contract with KKR ahead of the 2018 IPL, couldn’t play a single match due to a right leg injury.
The left-arm pacer had claimed that on March 10, 2018, he started feeling pain in his right calf while bowling on uneven footmarks on a worn pitch during the second Test in South Africa.
It worsened over the next few bowling sessions and during the third Test match, he fractured his right tibial bone.
Starc needed to prove that “he suffered a single, sudden and unexpected event which occurred at an identifiable time and place” to avail the insurance.