The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the latest legends who join the prestigious list of cricketing greats that make up the ICC Hall of Fame. Following a voting process that included existing Hall of Famers, media representatives plus senior executives from the Federation of International Cricketers (FICA) and the ICC, West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul, England Women’s team legend Charlotte Edwards and Pakistan legend Abdul Qadir become inductees number 107, 108 and 109 respectively.
ICC Hall of Fame: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the history of West Indies cricket. With an unorthodox batting technique, he made his debut at 19 and quickly began to excel against opposition bowlers.
- He made his international debut v England in March 1994
- 164 Test matches, 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37
- Eighth on the list of all-time Test match runs
- Holds the record of seven half-centuries in consecutive Test innings
- 268 ODIs, 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60
ICC Hall of Fame: Charlotte Edwards
Over the course of a 20-year international career, Charlotte Edwards became one of the most significant players in the history of women’s cricket. Starting her international journey as a 16-year-old, she soon announced herself by striking a world-record unbeaten 173 against Ireland in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Pune.
- 23 Test matches, 1,676 runs at an average of 44.10
- 191 ODIs, 5,992 runs at an average of 38.16
- She has the second-highest number of half-centuries in ODIs
- 95 T20Is, 2,605 runs at an average of 32.97
ICC Hall of Fame: Abdul Qadir
Qadir passed away in 2019 at the age of 63, but his influence of the game in Pakistan and the wider world is still felt strongly today. Often labelled the saviour of leg-spin bowling during the 1970s and 80s, Qadir was renowned for outfoxing some of the greatest batters in the game with his dynamic action and majestic variation.
- 67 Test matches, 236 wickets at an average of 32.80
- Holds the national record for figures of 9-56 v England at Lahore in 1987
- 104 ODIs, 132 wickets at an average of 26.16
About the ICC Hall of Fame:
The ICC Hall of Fame celebrates the greatest players ever to grace the game throughout its rich history, and these three individuals have all left a lasting legacy through their significant contributions to the sport. Following recent tradition, all three of the new inductees will be honoured in a special presentation ceremony which will take place prior to the start of play at the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday 9 November.