ICC to induct 10 legends in Hall of Fame during World Test Championship Final
The International Cricket Council will induct ten legends of the game into their illustrious Hall of Fame. Two players each from five eras, dating back to cricket's early days will join an existing list of 93 of the world's greatest.
The ICC has announced that a special edition of the ICC Hall of Fame will be held alongside the first-ever World Test Championship final. India and New Zealand will contest for the ultimate crown from 18 June in Southampton.
"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," ICC acting chief executive Geoff Allardice said in a release.
"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 release added.
The special intake will see two players from each of the following five eras join the prestigious club: 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 10 legends have been voted by the ICC Hall of Fame Voting Academy, comprising living Hall of Fame members, a FICA (Federation of International Cricketer Association) representative, prominent cricket journalists, and senior ICC figures.
The announcement will be made during a live show streamed via ICC's digital media channels on 13th June.