Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint, threatened and assaulted in April, it was revealed on Wednesday, as NSW police arrested four suspected men of the attack.
Police allege that at around 8 p.m. on April 14, MacGill was approached by a man from the wealthy North Shore of Sydney before two other men appeared and allegedly forced him into a car.
MacGill was then reportedly taken to a property in Bringelly, a suburb of Sydney, where he was allegedly assaulted and threatened with a gun before being released about an hour later in Belmore, nearly 25 miles away.
Local media reported that MacGill’s kidnappers demanded a ransom.
On Wednesday morning, NSW Police arrested four men, aged 27, 29, 42 and 46, in a pre-dawn raid and said charges should be laid.
Police then executed search warrants for homes across town, in Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville.
MacGill, who played 44 tests for Australia between 1998 and 2008, was a talented spinner but had the misfortune of playing alongside Shane Warne, widely regarded as the best leg thrower in history.