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 the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM). Greg Chappell was named an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for “outstanding service to cricket as a leading player, captain, coach and director at the elite level, and to a range of charities.”
Chappell has represented Australia with distinction in a career that spanned 87 Tests and 74 ODIs, including a combined 97 appearances as team captain.
He has since served Australian cricket in a variety of positions, including board member, national selector and national talent manager, and has been inducted into the Sports Australia and Australian Cricket Halls of Fame.
Chappell is the patron and co-founder of the Chappell Foundation, which has raised millions to combat youth homelessness.
Kevin Gartrell, Janet Howard, Kevin O’Neill, Craig Reece, Bernard Smith, George Voyage, Michael Walsh and Peter Warner received OAM for “service to cricket.”
John Burton, the late Donald Chisolm, Graeme Crofts, the late Gordon Dendle, Phillip Gibson, Frank Holohan and Peter Rostron received OAMs in recognition of their service to the communities of Wilmot, Parkes, Coffs Harbor, Leopold, Nyngan, Dandenong and Tea Tree Gully, who their work in the cricket community.
Robert Lloyd, a board member of the LBW Trust and Batting For Change, received an OAM for “services to children with disabilities”.
Nick Hockley, Interim CEO of Cricket Australia, thanked and congratulated everyone in the cricket community who have been recognized for their outstanding service and contribution to Australian society.
“It’s so inspiring to see the positive impact these recipients have had on the community through cricket,” said Hockley.
“Whether at the international level, as in Greg’s case, or through local clubs and associations, these women and men have contributed so much to cricket and their community and it is great to see their respective contributions recognized in this way. to become.
“On behalf of the Australian Cricket family, we thank them for everything they have given to cricket and to Australian society in general.
“Their dedication and selflessness is a lesson to all of us and we are both proud of your accomplishments and genuinely grateful for everything you have put into the game.”
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