Former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Sydney last month before being released an hour later, Australian media reported on Wednesday.
NSW State Police described the victim of the alleged April 14 kidnapping only as a 50-year-old man. MacGill has been widely identified as the victim, including in Australian Broadcasting Corp newspaper reports. and News Corp.
Media reported that MacGill was confronted by a man on a street in northern Sydney before two other men arrived and helped him force into a car.
MacGill was then allegedly driven to a suburb in southwest Sydney and assaulted before being driven again to another suburb and released.
In a press release, NSW State Police said an incident was reported to them on April 20.
The police statement said theft and serious crime detectives then opened an investigation and four men – aged 27, 29, 42 and 46 – were arrested at 6 a.m. local time on Wednesday.
The men were taken to local police stations and charges are expected to be laid.
The names of the arrested men were not immediately released.
MacGill, a former leg thrower, won 208 wickets in 44 test matches for Australia between 1988 and 2008. His international career was largely overshadowed by compatriot Aussie Shane Warne, second on the all-time best wicket list. . takers in test cricket.