Former cricketer Stuart MacGill has been served with a provisional AVO for the protection of his partner, Julie Singleton.
The order, which was lodged with a Sydney court on Boxing Day, prohibits MacGill from approaching or contacting Ms Singleton unless through a lawyer.
The matter is expected to come before Waverley Local Court for the first time on Thursday, when an application for a continuing order will be heard.
Ms Singleton is a family law solicitor and former wife of Australian businessman John Singleton.
MacGill's matter is listed on the same day as an AVO relating to Sydney to Hobart skipper Anthony Bell and his TV presenter wife Kelly Landry is expected to be heard.