By ZBC Reporter
The International Cricket Council(ICC) is set to announce the 2020 inductees to the ICC Hall of Fame this Sunday.
Sunday is set to be a big day for world cricket as the outstanding current and former players adjudged as being fit to be inducted into the world body’s Hall of Fame will be announced.
The inductees will be announced during a 60-minute show that will feature cricket greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Shaun Pollock, and Melanie Jones.
The three new inductees will also be part of the show and join an illustrious list of cricketing greats such as Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald and Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
The ICC Hall of Fame was launched on January 2, 2009, in association with the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA), as part of the ICC’s centenary year celebrations.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history.
The initial intake of inductees are 55 players named in the FICA Hall of Fame, which ran between 1999 and 2003.
This was supplemented by a select group of inductions each year, which started in 2009 when five new inductees; Wasim Akram, Clarrie Grimmett, Herbert Sutcliffe, Victor Trumper and Steve Waugh, were announced as new members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at the LG ICC Awards.
Induction ceremonies take place throughout the cricket calendar where the inductees or, in the case of those who have passed away, their relatives are presented with a commemorative ICC Cricket Hall of Fame cap.
The living members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame are also involved in the selection process to the new intake of legends into the Hall of Fame each year.
South Africa’s Barry Richards and Gareme Pollock are the only African players in the current Hall of Fame.
By ZBC Reporter