Former Australian batter Greg Chappell in need of money, faces financial issues

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
October 26 2023
Greg Chappell

Greg Chappell had represented Australia in 87 Test matches and 74 ODIs.

Greg Chappell is currently dealing with multiple financial crises in his life, and his friends in Australia have set up a fundraising platform to help him come out of the financial situation. Former Australian captain and Indian cricket team coach Greg Chappell was one of the most controversial figures associated with Indian cricket. Greg Chappell was in charge of Indian cricket team camp during their dismal performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.

Former Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell has also admitted that he is not living his life in luxury and needs financial support. Chappell told a news portal, News Corp, “I am not on the bones of my a**e.” Chappell added, “I certainly don’t want it to sound like we’re in desperate straits, because we’re not—but we’re not living in luxury either. I think most people assume that, because we played cricket, we are all living in the lap of luxury.”

Chappell highlighted the difference between generations

Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell further expressed that he is not reaping the benefits like the current players are. Chappell added, “While I’m certainly not crying poor, we’re not reaping the benefits that today’s players are.” A few of his friends have started a fundraising campaign on the online platform GoFundMe. Chappell reluctantly agreed to the campaign. The campaign was set up by Eddie McGuire and attended by his two brothers, Ian and Trevor.

The difference between the earnings of cricketers has shot up since the era when Greg Chappell represented Australia in international format. He also said that there are a few other players of his generation who are also dealing with financial crises, just like him. Chappell said, “I don’t think the game has done enough for players of that era. Particularly about the comparison with today’s era.” Greg Chappell also runs a charity under the Chappell Foundation.

Greg Chappell represented Australia from 1970 to 1984. Chappell played 87 test matches for his national side and scored 7110 runs at an average of 53.86, with 24 hundreds. Chappell also played 74 ODI games and scored 2331 runs with 3 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Chappell was also a useful bowler, with 47 test wickets and 72 ODI wickets. Chappell led Australia in 48 Tests and 42 ODI games from 1975 to 1983.

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