Stuart MacGill former Australian Test cricketer was reportedly kidnapped and held for ransom by an alleged criminal group on Sydney’s north shore.

Four men have been arrested over the alleged kidnapping.

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

The leg spinner made his Test debut in 1998 and made a statement in 1999 when he out bowled Shane Warne on the tour of West Indies.

MacGill retired in 2008 before making a comeback to cricket at the age of 40 in the inaugural 2011 Big Bash League season, playing for the Sydney Sixers.

He was later signed by the Dhaka Gladiators to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.