Singapore July 28, 2009

Chappell to coach Singapore

Trevor Chappell, the former Australia batsman, has been named coach of Singapore ahead of their ICC World Cricket League Division 6 campaign next month.

Trevor Chappell, the former Australia batsman, has been named coach of Singapore ahead of their ICC World Cricket League Division 6 campaign next month.

Chappell, younger brother of Ian and Greg, has coached Bangladesh and spent time as a fielding adviser to Sri Lanka. "There is plenty to be happy about,'' Chappell told the Singapore Cricket Association website. "There is plenty of talent. Obviously, there are areas we can improve.''

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Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • Tushar Radke on January 18, 2010, 4:19 GMT

    Hi Jonny, First of all, Indian team was coached by Greg Chappell and not Trevor Chappell. Secondly, there is an extraordinary difference in the relative skill levels of the two teams. Anyone on the Indian team is an outstanding talent who needs just a little honing. It was not so much of what Chappell said or did technically that was the problem but his man management skills that created the mess in India. When you need to improve your basic technique and fitness etc. these top professionals have amazing insights that teams like Singapore can benefit immensely from. But while Greg Chappell is not gonna be able to teach a Sachin Tendulkar on his batting techniques or alter Harbhajan's release of the doosra, he can make enormous difference to the techniques of the local batsmen. And I mean enormous. It is up to the local batsmen and bowlers to absorb as much as they can from such a great player and help Singapore's chances going forward.

  • jonny on August 16, 2009, 16:25 GMT

    we knows v well wht chappell did with indian team

  • Ko Chung on August 7, 2009, 18:42 GMT

    If singapore cricket is to improve, then we need some real infrastructure. Proper grounds to play on would be a start! The Singapore cricket club is basically just a social club for rich people who dont even know what a wicket is!

  • Filyphe on July 29, 2009, 20:50 GMT

    test cricket is not dyeing just being held back we as true cricket fans need to remove those standing in the way of development and put those who are compitent enough to facilitate test cricket`s transition into the future!

  • Tushar Radke on January 18, 2010, 4:19 GMT

    Hi Jonny, First of all, Indian team was coached by Greg Chappell and not Trevor Chappell. Secondly, there is an extraordinary difference in the relative skill levels of the two teams. Anyone on the Indian team is an outstanding talent who needs just a little honing. It was not so much of what Chappell said or did technically that was the problem but his man management skills that created the mess in India. When you need to improve your basic technique and fitness etc. these top professionals have amazing insights that teams like Singapore can benefit immensely from. But while Greg Chappell is not gonna be able to teach a Sachin Tendulkar on his batting techniques or alter Harbhajan's release of the doosra, he can make enormous difference to the techniques of the local batsmen. And I mean enormous. It is up to the local batsmen and bowlers to absorb as much as they can from such a great player and help Singapore's chances going forward.

  • jonny on August 16, 2009, 16:25 GMT

    we knows v well wht chappell did with indian team

  • Ko Chung on August 7, 2009, 18:42 GMT

    If singapore cricket is to improve, then we need some real infrastructure. Proper grounds to play on would be a start! The Singapore cricket club is basically just a social club for rich people who dont even know what a wicket is!

  • Filyphe on July 29, 2009, 20:50 GMT

    test cricket is not dyeing just being held back we as true cricket fans need to remove those standing in the way of development and put those who are compitent enough to facilitate test cricket`s transition into the future!

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  • Filyphe on July 29, 2009, 20:50 GMT

    test cricket is not dyeing just being held back we as true cricket fans need to remove those standing in the way of development and put those who are compitent enough to facilitate test cricket`s transition into the future!

  • Ko Chung on August 7, 2009, 18:42 GMT

    If singapore cricket is to improve, then we need some real infrastructure. Proper grounds to play on would be a start! The Singapore cricket club is basically just a social club for rich people who dont even know what a wicket is!

  • jonny on August 16, 2009, 16:25 GMT

    we knows v well wht chappell did with indian team

  • Tushar Radke on January 18, 2010, 4:19 GMT

    Hi Jonny, First of all, Indian team was coached by Greg Chappell and not Trevor Chappell. Secondly, there is an extraordinary difference in the relative skill levels of the two teams. Anyone on the Indian team is an outstanding talent who needs just a little honing. It was not so much of what Chappell said or did technically that was the problem but his man management skills that created the mess in India. When you need to improve your basic technique and fitness etc. these top professionals have amazing insights that teams like Singapore can benefit immensely from. But while Greg Chappell is not gonna be able to teach a Sachin Tendulkar on his batting techniques or alter Harbhajan's release of the doosra, he can make enormous difference to the techniques of the local batsmen. And I mean enormous. It is up to the local batsmen and bowlers to absorb as much as they can from such a great player and help Singapore's chances going forward.