Greg Chappell's Green Cap Auction

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:32 [IST]
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Greg Chappell's Green Cap Auction

A baggy green cap flaunted once upon a time by former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell shortly before he defected to World Series Cricket in the 1970s has been auctioned and sold for more than 16,000 dollars.

A spokeswoman at the auction confirms that the cap has been bought by an Australian private collector Charles Leski for 16,310 dollars, including the auctioneer's commission.

Chappell captained the Australian Test side from 1975 until 1977, when he became a part of Australian businessman Kerry Packer's rebel World Series Cricket competition.A decision that caused a schism in the cricketing world.

Chappell captaincy was snatched by the Australian Cricket Board amid the WSC fallout, but was reinstated as captain in 1979.

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