CA congratulates Greg Chappell, others for Order Of Australia honors
Cricket Australia (CA), on Tuesday, congratulated those in the cricket community named Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) and recipients of Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM). Notably, former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell was named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to cricket.
Chappell honored for his distinguished service to cricket
Chappell was honored for his "distinguished service to cricket as a leading player, captain, coach and administrator at the elite level, and to a range of charitable foundations". The 72-year-old has represented Australia in 87 Tests and 74 ODIs. He owns 7,110 and 2,331 runs in the two formats respectively. Chappell has also captained Australia in a total of 97 internationals.
Chappell has served Australian cricket in several roles
Chappell has served Australian cricket in numerous roles including Board Member, National Selector and National Talent Manager. He was also inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. He is the Patron and Co-Founder of the Chappell Foundation, which has raised millions to combat youth homelessness.
Others who gained recognition
Kevin Gartrell, Janet Howard, Kevin O'Neill, Craig Reece, Bernard Smith, George Voyage, Michael Walsh, and Peter Warner were handed OAMs for "service to cricket". Meanwhile, John Burton, Donald Chisolm, Graeme Crofts, Gordon Dendle, Phillip Gibson, Frank Holohan, and Peter Rostron received OAMs recognizing their service to the respective communities, which included their work in the cricket fraternity.
Nick Hockley congratulate the people in cricket community
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia's Interim CEO, congratulated everyone. "On behalf of the Australian Cricket family, we thank them for everything they have given to cricket and to Australian society in general," he said. "Their dedication and selflessness is a lesson to us all and we are both proud of your achievements and sincerely grateful for all that you have given to the game."