Before the second Ashes Test in 2023, Australian cricketer David Warner has got good news off the pitch. Warner has received a settlement of more than $420,000 after winning a court battle with his previous sponsor, Spartan Sports.
Unpaid payments for sponsorship were the focus of the legal dispute, and Warner received the money by the Sydney District Court. The news comes just a few days before the second Test at Lord’s, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 28.
David Warner was awarded $422,727 in compensation in his action against Spartan Sports, an organization with headquarters in the Northern Beaches. Judge Matthew Dicker SC delivered the decision, instructing Spartan Sport Corporation and SS Management to reimburse Warner the base amount of $382,940, which was the amount the star batter had initially requested.
David Warner received a whopping amount of $39,786 from Spartan Sports Company
A combined amount of $39,786 in interest was additionally granted to Warner, taking into consideration accrued interest since he sued the company last year.
It is important to note that Spartan Sports signed a multi-year contract with Warner in 2018 after collaborating with famous cricketers like Michael Clarke, MS Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar.
James Erskine, the manager of Warner, criticized Spartan Sports after making the choice, stating “Spartan still hasn’t paid us. We decided with David to go after them in court. The next stage, if they don’t pay the money, is putting Spartan under.”
Erskine additionally disclosed that Spartan Sports’ representative during the talks, Ben Carberry, has been sued separately by Warner. Carberry didn’t show up for the most recent court meeting and has not yet submitted a defense to the court.
The 36-year-old switched to his present bat brand, DSC, in 2021 in search of a new beginning in his sponsorship agreements after encountering issues with Spartan Sports.
It should be noted that Warner’s dispute with Spartan Sports is not the first time a cricket player has filed a lawsuit against the company.
The famous Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also filed a lawsuit against Spartan Sports three years ago since they did not pay him royalties for using his picture and advertising in promotional activities. In the end, an agreement was reached, and $3.1 million was given to Tendulkar.