New Delhi. It has often been heard saying that there is a lot of money in cricket, but the cricket which gives money, the same money can also make money dependent. This thing fits perfectly on former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cranes. Actually, the cricketer who made his name in the world of cricket was forced to wash the bus and drive the truck to feed the family.
Chris Cranes, one of the legendary all-rounders in New Zealand cricket history, played international cricket for more than 15 years. This stalwart, who made his debut against Australia in the Perth Test in the year 1989, played the last T20 match in the year 2006. Chris had a better career for New Zealand and he played 62 Tests, 215 ODIs and 2 T20 matches. Along with scoring 3320 runs in Tests, this batsman also took 218 wickets. Talking about ODIs, apart from scoring 4950 runs, he has 201 wickets in his account. Scored 3 runs in two T20 Internationals and also took 1 wicket.
How Crane’s career sank
The career of this player, who showed a great game from New Zealand, got drowned due to being trapped in fixing. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made statements against Chris in front of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC. Not only this, cricketer Lou Vincent, who was found guilty of fixing in the year 2014, also gave a statement on fixing regarding Chris Cranes. He had said that he had done the fixing only on the behest of Chris. Chris Cranes was later acquitted of these charges, but during this time his financial condition worsened.
drove the track, cleaned the bus
After being accused of fixing, Chris Cranes wasted a lot of money in fighting the case continuously and trying to prove himself clean. His business got stalled and due to lack of money, he was forced to drive a truck. He even cleaned the shelter bus in New Zealand. A few days ago, information about his illness was received in Australia.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 22:55 IST