Former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was kidnapped and held for ransom by an alleged criminal group in a shocking attack at his home on Sydney’s north shore.

The news was first reported by the Daily Telegraph, with police confirming in a statement that a 50-year old man was abducted at gunpoint from Cremorne.

Police said that around 8 pm on April 14 a 50-year old man was allegedly confronted by a 46-year-old man at Cremorne.

Then two other men forced the 50-year old man into a vehicle before driving to a property at Bringelly.

Police allege he was assaulted and threatened with a firearm at the property before being driven to Belmore and released an hour later.

The incident was reported to officers from North Shore Police Area Command on Wednesday 20 April 2021.

The statement confirmed that the “Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives have arrested four men”.

MacGill played 44 Test matches for Australia and three One Day Internationals.