Michael Clarke splits with wife on USD 40 million divorce settlement

Michael Clarke splits with wife on USD 40 million divorce settlement

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly Boldy have split after quite seven years of marriage on a USD 40 million divorce settlement, consistent with media reports here.

The couple has also agreed on arrangements to co-parent their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee.

"After living apart for a few time, we've made the difficult decision to separate as a few , amicably," Clarke and Kyly were quoted as saying during a joint statement within the 'The Australian' newspaper.

"With the best of respect for every other, we've come to the mutual conclusion that this is often the simplest course for us to require while committed to the co-parenting of our daughter."

The couple, both 38, married in 2012. Their daughter was born in 2015, months after the cricketer announced his retirement.

On an Instagram post, Clarke indicated he was preparing to become the new co-host of massive Sports Breakfast show this year alongside former rugby league great Laurie Daley.

According to reports, Clarke and Kyly are separated for the past five months and therefore the former Australia captain has been living at a Bondi Beach apartment after moving out of his and Kyly's USD 12 million Vaucluse range in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Kyly will still sleep in their Vaucluse property with their daughter.

Clarke played 115 Tests between 2004 and 2015 from which he scored 8643 runs at a mean of 49.10, including 28 centuries.

Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup triumph, played 245 ODIs, scoring 7981 runs at a mean of 44.58.