Melbourne: Sacked Australia coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly claimed that skipper Michael Clarke had described teammate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the national cricket team. (Related read: Mickey Arthur reportedly claims racial discrimination)
According to reports in the Australian media, legal documents tendered in a Melbourne court showed that Arthur had felt like "meat in the sandwich" in the divisive feud between Clarke and Watson. (Also read: Brad Haddin dismisses talk of Clarke-Watson rift)
Arthur, who was shown the door days before the Ashes series and two years before his contract was due to expire, has reportedly sought payments and compensation amounting to 4 million Australian dollars (Approx. INR 21.82 crore) or his job back from Cricket Australia to the end of his 2015 contract.