Former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill may appear in a Sydney court this week, after his girlfriend Julie Singleton served him with an apprehended domestic violence order.
Ms Singleton, a Sydney lawyer and the ex-wife of high-profile businessman John Singleton, sought a provisional AVO on Boxing Day, and the case is set to be mentioned in court on Thursday, where police will apply for orders on her behalf.
The interim order states the former leg-spinner must stay 100 metres away from Ms Singleton's Vaucluse home and her office.
MacGill, 45, is also ordered not to approach Ms Singleton, 50, and any contact can only be made through a lawyer.
The standard AVO orders also apply, which prohibit MacGill from assaulting or threatening Ms Singleton, or damaging her property.
The couple made their first public appearance together at a function at exclusive eastern suburbs restaurant Catalina in September, 2014.
Ms Singleton, a family law solicitor, was John Singleton's fifth wife and the pair were married for almost a decade.
She has often appeared on television and radio to talk about family law and divorce, and hosted the show Legal Matters on 2UE.
MacGill was a right arm leg-spinner, who retired in 2008 after playing 44 Tests over a decade-long career.
The matter will be in Waverley Local Court.
MacGill is due to appear in the same court, on the same day, as Sydney to Hobart skipper Anthony Bell, the subject of AVO proceedings by his wife Kelly Landry, a former television presenter.