Former national coach Mickey Arthur has settled his differences with Cricket Australia.
South African Arthur, who assumed the role as coach of Australia in 2011, was dismissed just a fortnight before the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
He subsequently became embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with the governing body that threatened to significantly undermine the team’s tour efforts.
The shocking claims made by Arthur reportedly included accusations of racial discrimination and an apparent feud between captain Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.
Clarke allegedly referred to Watson as ‘a cancer on the team’, according to accusations made by Arthur.
However, it now appears the two parties have agreed to cease hostilities and have reached a mutually acceptable agreement.
In a statement, Cricket Australia said: “CA and Mickey Arthur are pleased to announce they have reached a confidential settlement.
“Both Mickey and CA agree that it is unfortunate that the dispute was not settled prior to the issuing of legal proceedings.
"Both parties agree that a resolution now is in the interests of the Australian cricket team and cricket generally in Australia.
“CA appreciates the efforts that Mickey applied to his coaching role, and wishes him the very best in his future career.”
The Ashes resumed this morning with the start of the third Test at Old Trafford.
Australia, after losing the first two tests, need to avoid a third consecutive defeat in order to keep their hopes of an unlikely series victory alive.
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