Greg Chappell Retires From The Post Of Selector And Talent Manager
Cricket Australia on September 26 (Thursday) confirmed that former Australia skipper Greg Chappell has retired from the post of the selector and the national talent manager. Chappell has served in those positions for nine long years and will step away on September 30 (Monday).
In the meantime, former wicketkeeper Graham Manou will take over an expanded role of national talent and pathway manager. Cricket Australia will now begin their hunt for a new national selector which they will announce later. The current men’s selection panel consists of Chappell, chair Trevor Hohns and coach Justin Langer.
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts lauded Greg Chappell’s contribution to the game. He said that Chappell has been an ardent servant for Australia in all the positions he has held so far in his career which lasted for almost 50 years.Greg Chappell (L) and David Warner (R). Credit: Getty Images
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“Greg has had a profound and positive impact on cricket for generations,” Roberts said.
“Greg was one of the finest players in the history of international cricket. Additionally, as a captain, coach, selector and mentor, Greg has been a true pioneer and innovator. His passion and commitment to the game are clear to anyone who has interacted with him and Australian cricket is all the stronger for his involvement,” he added.Greg Chappell. Credit: Twitter
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Greg Chappell has represented Australia in 87 Tests and 78 ODIs scoring almost 10000 international runs including 27 centuries. He held three separate television commentary stints, while he also coached India from 2005-07 during which he came under the scanner of the Indian cricket fans.
Chappell has worked closely with Australia’s junior talent and was team manager of the Cricket Australia XI in its short inclusion in the domestic 50-over competition. Besides, he has also worked tirelessly with his foundation Greg Chappell Foundation which works for the homeless youth in Australia.