Dubai, June 10 (MNN) The ICC on Thursday announced a special edition of the ICC Hall of Fame to coincide with the first ever ICC World Test Championship Final, saying that 10 Test cricket greats would be inducted into the ICC list.
The ten legends who made a significant contribution to Test cricket will join 93 players already on the illustrious list to make a total of 103, the International Cricket Council said.
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); and Modern Cricket Era (1996 – 2016).
The special edition ICC Hall of Fame show will be hosted by Alan Wilkins streamed LIVE on all ICC digital channels, including Facebook and YouTube on June 13, 2021 at 4.30 pm GST/ 6 pm IST/ 1.30 BST, featuring interviews with inductees and reactions and insights from a specialist panel of guests including Lisa Sthalekar and Lawrence Booth, who will also be joined by two special inductees making their way into this league of legends.
The ten icons inducted as part of this special edition have been voted for by the ICC Hall of Fame Voting Academy, comprising living Hall of Fame members, a FICA representative, prominent cricket journalists and senior ICC figures.
ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice: “It is an honour for us to announce a one-time induction of ten cricketing greats into the ICC Hall of Fame to coincide with the first ever final of the World Test Championship in Southampton.
“We are celebrating the history of the game and what better way than to honour some of the greats that founded and played the game across different eras. These are all players with a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations for years to come.”