MELBOURNE: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is likely to sue Indian software for using his face in a mobile phone application without permission.
Retired greats Glen McGrath, Steve Waugh and Shane Warne's faces have also been used without permission by Indian firm AHI Infotech in 99c iPhone app "Face Guess Cricket". The applications asks for users to guess a cricketer's identity from close-ups of his face.
"We weren't aware of it and we'll be issuing action against them straight away for the use of his intellectual property," Ponting's manager James Henderson was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.
"It's news to me. We have no relationship with (the developer). And we had to look it up to see what Face Guess Cricket was," McGrath's manager, Warren Craig, said.