Marsh receives financial settlement from SLC over his termination in 2012

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Marsh was paid an undisclosed amount

Former Sri Lanka head coach Geoff Marsh has received an undisclosed financial settlement from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over the circumstances of his sacking in January 2012.

Marsh was fired just four months into the job, following Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa, where they lost the Test series 2-1.

After being sacked, Marsh took legal action against SLC for wrongful termination of his contract.

Marsh’s manager and solicitor, Stephen Atkinson, stated that the 54-year-old was pleased to have finally put this ugly episode behind him.

“We were successful in negotaiting a settlement prior to the commencement of the trial,” Atkinson said. “Geoff is delighted that this matter has now been resolved and he can fully concentrate on his various coaching roles in Australia and in particular his coaching duties with the Western Warriors.”

However, SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva still believes the board made the right decision in firing Marsh.

“The committee took the decision at that time, and it was the right one for Sri Lanka cricket,” de Silva said.

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