WTC Final: ICC To Induct 10 Legends Into Its Hall Of Fame
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WTC Final: ICC To Induct 10 Legends Into Its Hall Of Fame

International Cricket Council , AFP File Photo
International Cricket Council , AFP File Photo

ICC will induct 10 legends of cricket into its illustrious Hall of Fame, with two players each from five eras, dating back to cricket’s early days, joining an existing list of 93 of the world’s greatest.

The global cricket body announced a special edition of the ICC Hall of Fame to coincide with the first-ever World Test Championship final, to be contested between India and New Zealand, from June 18 in Southampton.

ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

ICC Honoured To Announce A One Time Induction Of Ten Cricket Greats Into ICC Hall Of Fame

As many as 10 legends of the game who have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket will be inducted to join the 93 players, who are already on the illustrious list, taking the total to 103.

“It is an honour for us to announce a one-time induction of ten cricketing greats into the Hall of Fame to coincide with the first-ever final of the World Test Championship in Southampton,” ICC acting chief executive Geoff Allardice said in a release.

International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council

The special intake will see two players from each of the following five eras join the ranks of the world’s greatest players: Early Cricket Era (pre-1918), Inter-War Cricket Era (1918–1945), Post-War Cricket Era (1946–1970), ODI Era (1971–1995), Modern Cricket Era (1996–2016).

10 Legends Set To Be Inducted As Part Of The Special Edition Voted By ICC Hall Of Fame Voting Academy

The 10 legends inducted as part of the special edition have been voted by the Hall of Fame Voting Academy, comprising living Hall of Fame members, a FICA (Federation of International Cricketer Association) representative, prominent cricket journalists, and senior ICC figures. The announcement will be made during a live show streamed via ICC’s digital media channels.

Alan Wilkins
Alan Wilkins. Photo Credit: PSL.

The special edition of the Hall of Fame show will be hosted by Alan Wilkins and streamed live on all digital channels, including Facebook and YouTube on June 13.

The ICC’s independent statistician will compile a list of significant cricketing figures from each era which will be presented to the Hall of Fame Nominations Committee who will then shortlist six names from each of the five eras. Thereafter, the Hall of Fame Voting Academy would vote online for the final induction.