Cricketing legend Dennis Lillee has confirmed reports that he asked for a fee to be a consultant for Howzat: Kerry Packer’s War.
“I was asked to help provide information about how World Series Cricket (WSC) was formed, and my involvement in it,” Lillee said.
“I felt that to do it properly was going to take plenty of time. I thought a fee should have been offered. It wasn’t.”
Lillee’s request was taken all the way to Nine CEO David Gyngell but rejected because “nobody was receiving any payment for their assistance”.
Former World Series Cricket director Austin Robertson, added: “He should know. Dennis Keith Lillee conceived the concept of World Series Cricket. Nobody else. WSC simply would not have happened when it did, or survive, or indeed even get airborne without Dennis.”
Source: News Ltd