Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Abdul Qadir, And Charlotte Edwards Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

Published - 08 Nov 2022, 12:37 PM

Shivnarine Chanderpaul. PC- Twitter
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. PC- Twitter

Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies, Abdul Qadir of Pakistan, and Charlotte Edwards of England, who has led England to multiple World Cup victories, were all inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame on Tuesday as a result of a voting process that included, among others, media representatives and current Hall of Famers.

On November 9, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, before the first semifinal of the Men’s T20 World Cup begins, the three newest members will be honoured in a special ceremony.

Charlotte Edwards
Charlotte Edwards (Image Credit: Twitter)

The renowned Pakistani spinner Qadir passed away in 2019 at 63, yet his impact on cricket, in general, continues to be felt today. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was heralded as the saviour of leg-spin bowling. The third-most productive spinner in Pakistan history, Qadir has 236 wickets over a 13-year career.

In limited-overs cricket, Pakistan’s World Cup campaigns in 1983 and 1987 relied heavily on the wrist spinner. He helped develop players like Mushtaq Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, Shahid Afridi, Shane Warne of Australia, and Imran Tahir of South Africa.

Abdul Qadir
Abdul Qadir. Image: Wikipedia

“On behalf of the family, I want to say thank you very much to the ICC for nominating my father for induction into the Hall of Fame. It is a very big honor for the family to hear of this news; we see it as a huge achievement, and one that my father would be very proud of if he was still with us today,” said Usman Qadir, son of Abdul.

I would like to thank the ICC for this recognition of my career: Charlotte Edwards

In her 20-year international playing career, Charlotte Edwards established herself as one of the game’s most important figures. She began as a 16-year-old and quickly hit an unbroken 173 against Ireland in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Pune, setting a world record.

“I would like to thank the ICC for this recognition of my career. It’s a massive honour to be included in the ICC Hall of Fame alongside the very illustrious company that has already been inducted.”

Charlotte Edwards
Charlotte Edwards (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I’d like to thank and share this moment with my family and friends, my teammates, and all of the coaches that have supported me throughout. I loved every minute of my international career and I’m absolutely delighted to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame,” said Edwards.

“I’m grateful for the recognition”: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is eighth all-time in Test runs, holds the record for the most consecutive Test innings with seven half-centuries.

“It’s an amazing honor to follow the footsteps of many legends and so many other great cricketers of the past. I’m grateful for the recognition and would like to enjoy the moment with family, friends, and most importantly the West Indies cricket fans and fans around the world who passionately supported me throughout my career,” said Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one of the most recognizable figures in the history of West Indies cricket.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul. PC- Twitter
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. PC- Twitter

Shivnarine Chanderpaul made his debut at the age of 19, and he swiftly rose to prominence. Before scoring his first Test century, he amassed 13 half-centuries. For more than 20 years, he served as the West Indies batting order’s cornerstone. He finally passed the first West Indian to 10,000 Test runs by scoring 30 Test tonnes.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul performed admirably in ODIs as well, scoring 8,778 runs in 268 games. He has the record for seven half-centuries in consecutive Test innings and is ninth all-time in Test match runs scored.

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