Aussie cricket legend Geoff Lawson reveals he was so poor he couldn't get a home loan when he was at the peak of his career - as today's stars snap up multi-million-dollar mansions

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  • Geoff Lawson has outlined really modern time players are looked after
  • Financial business was very different erstwhile he played for Australia
  • Aussie skipper Pat Cummins earnt much than $2million past year
  • Likes of Steve Smith & David Warner each unrecorded successful luxury mansions 

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:06 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 21:10 EDT, 31 October 2023

Australian cricket awesome Geoff Lawson has reflected connected the privileged lives modern players bask arsenic he revealed he was rejected for a location indebtedness not agelong aft being named subordinate of nan bid successful nan 1982-83 Ashes bid connected location soil.

Lawson, 65, penned his thoughts successful a file for nan Sydney Morning Herald aft reference astir the financial business his aged skipper Greg Chappell currently finds himself in.

His aged predicament stands successful stark opposition to nan likes of Pat Cummins and David Warner, who ain sprawling mansions astatine Bronte and Maroubra respectively, successful Sydney's ritzy east.

Teammate Steve Smith sold his Vaucluse location for much than $12million successful 2022 - and besides owns an flat successful New York, which he and woman Dani renovated earlier this year.

Lawson made nan revelation astir his past arsenic he explained really nan Federation of International Cricketers' Associations will meet to talk nan early of nan master crippled later this month.

Australian cricket awesome Geoff Lawson has outlined nan privileged lives modern players bask - earlier revealing he was rejected for a location indebtedness aft being named subordinate of nan bid successful nan 1982-83 Ashes  

David and Candice Warner antecedently owned a mansion astatine South Coogee successful Sydney's ritzy east

The Warner family now telephone Maroubra location pinch their 3 daughters, aft building their dream location successful nan Sydney beachside suburb

Teammate Steve Smith sold his Vaucluse location for much than $12million successful 2022 - and besides owns an flat successful New York pinch woman Dani Willis (pictured together)

Australia will person a spot astatine nan array alongside nan likes of New Zealand, England, West Indies and South Africa.

Among nan items tipped to beryllium discussed will beryllium really to perchance springiness players a bigger portion of nan pie, which Lawson recovered staggering. 

The man affectionately known arsenic 'Henry' besides pointed retired master cricketers successful Australia person been supported by an independent assemblage - nan Australian Cricketers' Association - to correspond their needs, wants and costs requests since 1997.

It has seen players capable to dedicate themselves fulltime to nan athletics alternatively of to juggling activity commitments, dissimilar erstwhile stars of nan game.

Female cricketers specified arsenic Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and young weapon Phoebe Litchfield are besides being rewarded financially, but still gain paltry wages successful comparison to galore antheral players.

Lawson besides revealed nan wages players received successful his heyday - and nan figures were shocking.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins forked retired a reported $9.5million connected a Bronte property

Cummins (pictured pinch woman Becky Boston astatine the 2023 Australia Cricket Awards) is capable to gain money old-school Aussie cricket stars could only dream of 

A fundraiser was precocious staged for erstwhile Australian skipper Greg Chappell (pictured) astatine nan MCG aft he ran into money problems successful retirement

Representing Australia astatine Test level saw players person $100 per crippled and Sheffield Shield was worthy conscionable $40 per fixture.

Compare that to Cummins, who banked $2million arsenic Test skipper successful 2022, while teammates Josh Hazlewood ($1.6million), Warner ($1.5million,) Mitchell Starc ($1.4million), Smith $1.3million, Marnus Labuschagne ($1.2million) and Nathan Lyon ($1.1million) were each rewarded handsomely from Cricket Australia.

And those figures don't see contracts successful nan lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) positive individual sponsors and endorsement deals. 

In his career, accelerated bowler Lawson snared 180 wickets from 46 Test matches.

After retiring from first-class cricket successful 1992, Lawson successfully transitioned into coaching, while besides commentating and penning connected nan game. 

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