Legendary West Indies hit Shivnarin Chanderpool, iconic Pakistani leggy player Abdul Qadir and multiple time England Globalism Captain Charlotte Edwards, who won the Cup on Tuesday, entered the International League cricket Hall of Fame Council (ICC), after a voting process that also included current Hall of Famers and media representatives, among others.
The three newest volunteers will be honored at a special ceremony, which will take place prior to the start of play in the men’s T20 World Cup semi-finals at Sydney Cricket Ground on 9 November.
“It is a great honor to follow in the footsteps of so many legends and so many other cricketers of the past,” said Chanderpool, one of the most recognizable figures in the history of West Indies cricket.
🏏 171 caps
☝️ 236 test wickets and 132 ODI wickets
👊 “A soccer player with killer instincts”
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He debuted at the age of nineteen, and soon began to excel, recording thirteen half-century before the first test century. It has become the backbone of the fighting group in the West Indies for more than two decades. He scored a 30-ton Test and eventually became the second West Indian to reach 10,000 Test Rounds. Chanderpaul also excelled in ODIs, collecting 8,778 runs in 268 outings. He is eighth in all players in a Test Run Match and also holds the record for seven half centuries in consecutive Test innings.
Legendary Pakistani player Qadir passed away in 2019 at the age of 63, but his impact on world cricket is still being strongly felt. He was described as the savior of legged bowling during the 1970s and 1980s. Qadir’s 236 points over his 13-year career place him third in the list of Pakistan’s most prolific spinners of all time.
In limited sum cricket, the wrist spinner proved to be a pivotal figure in the World Cup campaigns in Pakistan in 1983 and 1987. He mentored the likes of Mushtaq Ahmed, Denmark’s Kaneria and Shahid Afridi, as well as Australians Shane Warren and Imran Tahir of South Africa.
“On behalf of the family, I would like to say a big thank you to the ICC for nominating my father to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. It is a great honor for the family to hear about this news. We consider it a great achievement, and one that my father would be very proud of if He was still with us today.”
Charlotte Edwards, in her 20-year international career, has become one of the most important players in the history of women’s cricket. Starting when she was 16 years old, she quickly set an unbeaten world record of 173 against Ireland at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Pune. She became the captain in 2006 and inspired England to achieve several Ashes victories on home and away, as well as the ICC crowns at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Australia in 2009 and the T20 Women’s World Cup in England in the same year. When she retired in 2016, she left her position as top scorer in both the ODIs and T20I.
“I would like to thank the ICC for this recognition of my career. It is a great honor to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame along with the illustrious company already inducted. I would like to thank this moment and share it with my family, friends, colleagues and all the coaches who have supported me The whole time. I have loved every minute of my international career, and I am absolutely thrilled to have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame,” Edwards said.