Mitchell Starc sues insurer for $1.53 million over missed IPL season
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is set to take legal action to get back the $1.53 million he lost out on after missing last year’s Indian Premier League season on account of injury.
Fairfax Media reports that the left arm Aussie pacer is taking legal action in the Victorian County Court against the insurers of his cash rich deal to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The quick was one of the most demanded Australian players at the IPL 2018 auction when he was purchased for $1.8 million, the amount which is only lesser than the price tag of Chris Lynn who were taken for $1.86 million.
Subsequently, Starc fallen into a calf injury followed by a right tibial bone fracture in the preceding series against South Africa and could not participate in a single IPL match that season.
According to court documents, Starc took out a policy that would pay him a $1.53 million benefit if he missed the IPL season through injury.
Starc, represented by Mills Oakley lawyers, is suing a syndicate of Lloyd’s of London, the long-running insurance market where coverage can be bought for unique circumstances that traditional insurers don’t insure against.
Starc was put through a full medical by the insurers and there were a few exclusions that were also in the contract for old injuries.
The writ said, “The parties have exchanged correspondence about the plaintiff’s claim which culminated in a final response from the defendant’s representative in the form of an email sent on 22 November 2018.”
“That email confirmed the defendant’s contention that the plaintiff is not entitled to the total disablement benefit.”