Srinagar, May 5: In a shocking revelation , it has been revealed that a former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped near his in Sydney and then was later released.
Australia’s New South Wales state Police on Wednesday said it has arrested four persons involved in the kidnapping . The kidnappers allegedly had been seeking ransom.
Though Police described the victim of the April 14 kidnapping only as a 50-year-old man but the Australian media including Australian Broadcasting Corp. Identified the person as MacGill.
Media reported that MacGill was confronted by a man on a street in Sydney’s north before two other men arrived and helped force him into a car. MacGill was then reportedly driven to a suburb in Sydney’s southwest and allegedly assaulted before being driven again to another suburb and released.
In a news release, New South Wales state police said an incident was reported to them on April 20. The police statement said detectives from the robbery and serious crime subsequently commenced an investigation and four men – aged 27, 29, 42 and 46 – were arrested at 6 a.m. local time on Wednesday.
MacGill, a former leg-spin bowler, took 208 wickets in 44 Test matches for Australia between 1988 and 2008.