Sydney, Sep 9 (ANI): Australian cricketer Stuart Macgill may retire from cricket permanently after being offered a paltry 20,000 dollar contract with the Sydney Sixers to play in the country's premier Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL).
While some critics questioned whether MacGill was past it, the former Australian leg-spinner proved doubters wrong when he returned from retirement to play in the inaugural Big Bash League.
At the age of 41, MacGill was one of the tournament's best-performing bowlers, snaring seven wickets at an average of 23.7 with an economy rate of just 6.64.
But rather than rewarding him with a better deal, the Sydney Sixers management is believed to have again tabled the minimum contract permissible. While a 1 million dollar salary cap was the amount the squad can earn, MacGill's offer was a fraction of what some of his teammates were offered.
"He clearly still has it, he dismissed the best batsman in the competition last year. I can't believe they didn't make him a priority signing," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted a source, as saying.
MacGill is currently juggling several other professional commitments, including a consumer insights position at advertising agency Razor Group and new roles with Google Plus and YouTube. A six-week sabbatical to play cricket, at the minimum wage, could potentially jeopardise those deals, the paper said. (ANI)