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MURALIDARAN Formally Inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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London, 8 June 2017 | The most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, Muttiah Muralidaran, was today formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson during the innings break of the India versus Sri Lanka ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval.

The retired Sri Lanka spin great was awarded the honour along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media. He became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame when Mr. Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap.

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 Muttiah Muralidaran with Madhi Muralidaran

Muralidaran: “It is a moment of great pride and honour to be receiving this award, especially from the ICC which is the ultimate any cricketer can aspire to achieve. The induction during this prestigious ICC Champions Trophy makes it even more remarkable.

“I thank the ICC for making this possible because this is a moment I will cherish throughout life.”

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Muttiah Muralidaran with FoG Founder/Chief Trustee, Kushil Gunasekera

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Muttiah Muralidaran with Former Test Captain Kumar Sangakkara and FoG Founder/Chief Trustee, Kushil Gunasekera

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “Murali’s record speaks for itself. His control of line, pace and length coupled with his ability to spin the ball prodigiously are legendary. Once he developed the “doosra” he became almost unplayable.

“A character popular with fellow players and fans alike, he not only helped raise the profile of Sri Lankan cricket but was a player people came out to watch the world over. I congratulate him on behalf of the ICC on being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.”

Muralidaran’s career at a glance:

· Muralidaran is the most successful Test bowler with 800 wickets in 133 matches
· He has taken 67 five-wicket innings hauls and 22 10-wicket match hauls in Tests
· He is also the most successful in ODI cricket with 534 wickets in 350 matches
· He was a member of the squad that won the ICC CWC 1996 and also of the one that shared the ICC Champions Trophy 2002 with India

India v Sri Lanka - ICC Champions Trophy

David Richardson with Muttiah Muralidaran | Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

 

ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

 

unnamed (17)The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was launched on 2 January 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 the 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.

ICC Cricket Hall of Famers

Inductee Team Induction year Tests First Test Last Test Ref.
Curtly Ambrose West Indies 2011 98 1988 2000 [9]
Enid Bakewell England 2012 12 1968 1979 [10]
Sydney Barnes England 2009+ 27 1901 1914 [11]
Ken Barrington England 2010 82 1955 1968 [12]
Bishan Singh Bedi India 2009+ 67 1966 1979 [13]
Alec Bedser England 2009+ 51 1946 1955 [14]
Richie Benaud Australia 2009+ 63 1952 1964 [15]
Allan Border Australia 2009+ 156 1978 1994 [16]
Ian Botham England 2009+ 102 1977 1992 [17]
Geoffrey Boycott England 2009+ 108 1964 1982 [18]
Donald Bradman Australia 2009+ 52 1928 1948 [19]
Greg Chappell Australia 2009+ 87 1970 1984 [20]
Ian Chappell Australia 2009+ 75 1964 1980 [21]
Belinda Clark Australia 2011 15 1991 2005 [22]
Denis Compton England 2009+ 78 1937 1957 [23]
Colin Cowdrey England 2009+ 114 1954 1975 [24]
Martin Crowe New Zealand 2015 77 1982 1995 [25]
Alan Davidson Australia 2011 44 1953 1963 [26]
Kapil Dev India 2009+ 131 1979 1994 [27]
Joel Garner West Indies 2010 58 1977 1987 [28]
Sunil Gavaskar India 2009+ 125 1971 1987 [29]
Lance Gibbs West Indies 2009+ 79 1958 1976 [30]
Adam Gilchrist Australia 2013 96 1999 2008 [31]
Graham Gooch England 2009+ 118 1975 1995 [32]
David Gower England 2009+ 117 1978 1992 [33]
W. G. Grace England 2009+ 22 1880 1899 [34]
Tom Graveney England 2009+ 79 1951 1969 [35]
Gordon Greenidge West Indies 2009+ 108 1974 1991 [36]
Clarrie Grimmett Australia 2009 37 1925 1936 [37]
Richard Hadlee New Zealand 2009+ 86 1973 1990 [38]
Wes Hall West Indies 2015 48 1958 1969 [39]
Wally Hammond England 2009+ 85 1927 1947 [40]
Neil Harvey Australia 2009+ 79 1948 1963 [41]
George Headley West Indies 2009+ 22 1930 1954 [42]
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint England 2010 22 1960 1979 [43]
Jack Hobbs England 2009+ 61 1908 1930 [44]
Debbie Hockley New Zealand 2014 19 1979 1996 [8]
Michael Holding West Indies 2009+ 60 1975 1987 [45]
Leonard Hutton England 2009+ 79 1937 1955 [46]
Rohan Kanhai West Indies 2009+ 79 1957 1974 [47]
Imran Khan Pakistan 2009+ 88 1971 1992 [48]
Alan Knott England 2009+ 95 1967 1981 [49]
Anil Kumble India 2015 132 1990 2008 [50]
Jim Laker England 2009+ 46 1948 1959 [51]
Brian Lara West Indies 2012 131 1990 2006 [52]
Harold Larwood England 2009+ 21 1926 1933 [53]
Dennis Lillee Australia 2009+ 70 1971 1984 [54]
Ray Lindwall Australia 2009+ 61 1946 1960 [55]
Clive Lloyd West Indies 2009+ 110 1966 1984 [56]
George Lohmann England 2016 18 1886 1896 [57]
Rod Marsh Australia 2009+ 96 1970 1984 [58]
Malcolm Marshall West Indies 2009+ 81 1978 1991 [59]
Peter May England 2009+ 66 1951 1961 [60]
Glenn McGrath Australia 2012 124 1993 2007 [61]
Javed Miandad Pakistan 2009+ 124 1976 1993 [62]
Keith Miller Australia 2009+ 55 1946 1956 [63]
Hanif Mohammad Pakistan 2009+ 55 1952 1969 [64]
Arthur Morris Australia 2016 46 1946 1955 [65]
Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 2016 133 1992 2010 [66]
Bill O’Reilly Australia 2009+ 27 1932 1946 [67]
Graeme Pollock South Africa 2009+ 23 1963 1970 [68]
Wilfred Rhodes England 2009+ 58 1899 1930 [69]
Barry Richards South Africa 2009+ 4 1970 1970 [70]
Viv Richards West Indies 2009+ 121 1974 1991 [71]
Andy Roberts West Indies 2009+ 47 1974 1983 [72]
Karen Rolton Australia 2016 14 1995 2009 [73]
Bob Simpson Australia 2014 62 1957 1978 [8]
Garfield Sobers West Indies 2009+ 93 1954 1974 [74]
Fred Spofforth Australia 2011 18 1877 1887 [75]
Brian Statham England 2009+ 70 1951 1965 [76]
Herbert Sutcliffe England 2009 54 1924 1935 [77]
Fred Trueman England 2009+ 67 1952 1965 [78]
Victor Trumper Australia 2009 48 1899 1912 [79]
Derek Underwood England 2009+ 86 1966 1982 [80]
Clyde Walcott West Indies 2009+ 44 1948 1960 [81]
Courtney Walsh West Indies 2010 132 1984 2001 [82]
Shane Warne Australia 2013 145 1992 2007 [83]
Wasim Akram Pakistan 2009 104 1984 2003 [84]
Steve Waugh Australia 2009 168 1985 2004 [85]
Everton Weekes West Indies 2009+ 48 1948 1958 [86]
Betty Wilson Australia 2015 11 1948 1958 [87]
Frank Woolley England 2009+ 64 1909 1934 [88]
Frank Worrell West Indies 2009+ 51 1948 1963 [89]
Waqar Younis Pakistan 2013 87 1989 2003 [90]

 

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