Stuart Macgill, former Australia Test cricketer is said to be kidnapped and was also held for ransom by some men in Australia’s Sydney.
Former Australia spinner Stuart Macgill was held for ransom in Sydney and was released an hour later. According to ‘The Daily Telegraph’ the local cops have confirmed that the 50-year-old former cricketer was ‘confronted’ and abducted at gunpoint. In fact, the incident happened on April 14 but came to light later.
Stuart Macgill Was Held For Ransom As 4 Men Were Arrested By Police
During the abduction, the former cricketer was then forced into a vehicle forcibly by two men and driven to the Belmore area of the city and was released after an hour. An investigation is underway.
“Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested four men – aged 27, 29, 42, and 46 – from 6 am today (Wednesday 5 May 2021),” police said in a statement.
“The men were taken to local police stations where charges are expected to be laid.Officers are currently in the process of executing search warrants at homes at Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville.”
Stuart Macgill played 44 Test matches for Australia and 3 ODIs. The leg spinner made his Test debut in 1998 and went onto made a statement the very next year as he outshone the then Aussie spin star Shane Warne, with a sublime performance in West Indies.
Stuart Macgill Retired In 2008 And Made A Comeback In 2011
He called time on his career in 2008 and made a comeback in 2011 playing for Sydney Sixers at the Big Bash League. He also got a contract to play at the Bangladesh Premier League.
Despite his uncanny action and burst of occasional performance, Stuart Macgill never quite captured the imagination of the cricket fan as he was never consistent. He never played regularly in Australia jersey for a long time. Stuart MacGill played for Australia from 1998 to 2008.
He was a right-arm leg spinner and right-handed batsman. He played 44 Test matches for Australia in which he scored 349 runs. He also played only 3 ODIs for Australia in which he accounted for 1 run. He scalped 208 wickets in Tests and 6 wickets in ODI.
Stuart Macgill played for Sydney Sixers in Australia’s inaugural Big Bash League and also played for Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. He retired from international cricket after the West Indies tour in 2008. Since retirement, he has been doing commentary and also was a radio co-host.