Thursday, May 10, 2007

Life after cricket

Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loans secured on it. Or how about: Your wicket is at risk if you do not keep up with the pace or bounce or other deliveries bowled on it.
Word reaches Nutley that former Australian one-day legend Michael Bevan is following in the footsteps of other players and going into the mortgage business.
There seems to be a trans-Tasman thing going here with mortgages as Bevan's new career path mirrors that of Kiwi Adam Parore who has already established himself in the market. Michael Bevan Mortgages aims to launch a minimum of 130 franchises in Australia within five years.
Perhaps Parore and Bevan will outshine another former Kiwi cricketer who had a successful venture until closing business in January. Chris Cairns had a fudge packing business which he set up in 1998 but the former all-rounder is now concentrating on interests abroad.