International cricketer David Hussey is being sued for more than $300,000 by his former management group Essentially Sports Management.
In a civil suit lodged in the Victorian Supreme Court, Essentially Sports Management claimed alleged breaches of Hussey’s contract to pay a slice of his earnings in the Indian Premier League, a commission on his Cricket Australia contract and apparel and equipment sales.
Essentially Sports Management Australia claims Hussey owes $280,000 for his Indian Twenty20 career, plus another $140,000 if he extends his contract, on top of 2.5 per cent of his “unknown” salary with Cricket Australia for 2011-2012 and 10 per cent of his Gray-Nicolls apparel and equipment earnings for 2010-2011.
Hussey plays limited overs cricket for Australia and also has contracts with Kings XI Punjab franchise in the IPL, Melboure Stars in the Big Bash league, Nottinghamshire ion England and Cricket Victoria.
Hussey first entered into a contract with Essentially Sports Management in January 2005 and court documents reveal he wrote to the company on February 9 last year giving notice to terminate the business agreement. ESM claims the agreement remained in force until June 30 last year.
Hussey entered the IPL player auction in Bangalore held in January last year with a reserve price of $US300,000. The franchise secured him for $US1.4 million a season for two years, with an option to extend for a third season.