Former cricketer Melissa Quinn fakes cancer; Michael Clarke and Harry Kewell involved

Former cricketer Melissa Quinn fakes cancer; Michael Clarke and Harry Kewell involved

The former Aussie skipper had helped fund Quinn's cancer treatment.

Melissa Quinn
Melissa Quinn. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is not every day that former Australia captains from yesteryear Michael Clarke and Harry Kewell make it to the front pages of the news. However, when they do, it would certainly not be as surreal as the fact that both of them have been taken for substantial sums of money by former Aussie cricketer Melissa Quinn. The latter, who is a mother of four reportedly raised AUD 45,000 which was to finance her trip and subsequent treatment in the United States.

Clarke has made his way back to the silver screen where his feelings and emotions have certainly been well-documented. Following the ball-tampering incident that implicated cricketers Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner, and youngster Cameron Bancroft, Clarke has been in full support of the ban that has been handed out to all three players.

Melissa Quinn, who never played international cricket allegedly began raising money for an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States for her cancer treatment procedures. The police charges include the use of a false document to obtain a financial advantage, making a false document to obtain financial advantage by deception, and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Clarke: One of the most successful Aussie captains

Having made his way into the grand scheme of things in his early 20s, Clarke began brushing shoulders with perhaps the most dominant Australian side of all-time under Ricky Ponting. Nicknamed ‘Pup’, Clarke took over from Ponting and was successful after he took over as skipper despite the fact that he was lacking the stars who flocked Ponting’s side. However, persistent back problems in 2015 ensured that his career came to a close.

Reports suggest that Melissa Quinn played junior cricket for the New South Wales cricket team in the U-19 level. She is due to face Casino Local Court in April.