ICC has just updated its hall of fame. International Cricket Council inducted Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards, and Abdul Qadir into the ICC Hall of Fame. ICC is all set to recognize the group at the Sydney Cricket Ground before the opening T20 World Cup semifinal. Chanderpaul has become the 107th person that ICC inducted into their Hall of fame. He played for the West Indies for 21 years after making his debut in 1994. He was in and out of the squad for a few years. However, soon after, Chanderpaul established himself as a pillar in the middle order for the West Indies. He played in this position until his last appearance in 2015.
At the time of his retirement announcement in 2016, Chanderpaul had 20,988 international runs, 41 centuries, and 125 half-centuries.
In an ICC release, Chanderpaul said, “It’s an amazing honor to follow in the footsteps of many legends. He felt extreme honor to have the privilege as so many other great cricketers of the past.”
In addition to that, he also said: “I’m grateful for the honor and want to celebrate with family, friends, and the West Indies cricket fans.” Moreover, he said that he wants to thank all the fans everywhere who have fervently supported him throughout his career.
Charlotte Edwards has ranked No. 108 in the ICC Hall of Fame. She played for England from the time she was 16 years old for 20 years. By the time her international career was over, she had also led the team to ODI and T20 World Cup victories. ICC gave the Charlotte Edwards Cup to the domestic women’s T20 competition in England in her honor in 2021. The following year, Edwards won the trophy after leading the Southern Vipers to victory in the competition.
Charlotte Edwards was pleased with ICC’s decision to induct her into the Hall of Fame.
Lastly, Famous Pakistani leg-spinner Abdul Qadir became the 109th in the ICC hall of fame. Abdul Qadir died in 2019 at 63.
In 67 Test matches, Qadir took 236 wickets. ICC still considers his 9 for 56 against England in 1987 as one of the best Test cricket stats. The International Cricket Council (ICC) received praise from Usman Qadir, Abdul Qadir’s son.