Lara, Blakewell make it to ICC Hall of Fame
Lara and Bakewell to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at LG ICC Awards 2012
Colombo, Sept 13: The International Cricket Council today announced two of the newest inductees to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame*.
West Indies prolific batsman Brian Lara will join the 66 male members of the Hall of Fame while England’s Enid Bakewell becomes the third women to be inducted.
Lara and Bakewell will attend the LG ICC Awards on 15 September at Waters Edge, Colombo and will be inducted formally.
Ahead of the evening ceremony, the duo will be available in a press conference at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Galle Face, Colombo tomorrow (Friday) from 1930 to 2130.
Members of the media are invited to attend the cocktail reception to avail media opportunities with the duo and the event will also be attended by the ICC President Alan Issac, while the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will announce the ICC ODI Team of the Year at the function.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was set up in 2009, the ICC’s Centenary year.
*ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – initial inductees (55):
Sydney Barnes, Bishan Bedi, Alec Bedser, Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Lance Gibbs, Graham Gooch, David Gower, WG Grace, Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, Richard Hadlee, Walter Hammond, Neil Harvey, George Headley, Jack Hobbs, Michael Holding, Leonard Hutton, Rohan Kanhai, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Clive Lloyd, Hanif Mohammad, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Marshall, Peter May, Javed Miandad, Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Graeme Pollock, Wilfred Rhodes, Barry Richards, Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Garfield Sobers, Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Frank Woolley, Frank Worrell.
Herbert Sutcliffe, Steve Waugh, Wasim Akram, Victor Trumper, Clarrie Grimmett.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Ken Barrington, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner.
Belinda Clark, Frederick Spofforth, Curtly Ambrose, Alan Davidson.
Enid Bakewell and Brian Lara, with two further names to be announced later this year.