Former Australian pace bowler Nathan Bracken has sued the Australian cricket board (Cricket Australia), claiming negligence on their part in relation to his knee injury. Bracken played in five Test matches and 116 ODIs for Australia before calling it quits.
According to newspaper reports in Australia, Bracken has said that the Cricket Australia's doctors and physiotherapist did not provide him with good enough service and that meant that he was left with a weak knee. News Limited newspapers have also said that he was looking to gain a sum of Aus$1.0 million ($1.07 million) as compensation.
Bracken, it is said, has argued that the doctors and the physiotherapists failed to recognise the knee injury he suffered in an ODI series against England in January 2007. He said that the doctors should have advised him that he needed to have arthroscopic surgery from the MRI scan.
He also said that the doctors’ failure to recognise the seriousness of the injury meant that he was allowed to play in the rest of the games – further aggravating the injury. Bracken played for Australia, apart from representing New South Wales and Gloucestershire at the first class level.
The Australian cricket board said that they had been sued by Bracken but did not want to comment on it.