The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to induct ten Test cricket legends in the revered ICC Hall of Fame ahead of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final. The ten legends will add to the 93 eminent names in the illustrious list, making the total 103.
The special inductions will see two players from each of the following five eras, who will 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)
The special edition of the ICC Hall of Fame show will stream on all digital channels of the international cricket governing body on June 13. Alan Wilkins will host the show that will feature interviews from the inductees and reactions and insights from a specialist panel of guests including Lisa Sthalekar and Lawrence Booth. While two inductees will share their success journey.
The ICC Hall of Fame Voting Academy, comprising of living Hall of Fame members, a FICA representative, prominent cricket journalists, and senior ICC figures have voted for the ten inductees. The voting process is an online method to register selections for induction in each of the five eras.
“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,” CC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said.
“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.”
The names of all the legends to be inducted in the illustrious list of the Hall of Fame will be announced formally by way of a digital show.