Legendary West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of fame [ Current Affairs ]

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Former West Indies paceman Sir Wesley Winfield Hall has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Sir Hall is 80th cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and 18th from West Indies. In 2015, Sir Hall is the 4th cricketer to be selected into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble (India) and Martin Crowe.

  • During 1958 to 1969, Sir Wesley Hall had played in 48 Tests in his one decade career spanning and he had taken 192 wickets which included five wickets in an innings for 9 times and 10 wickets in a match on one occasion in his Test career.
  • In 170 first-class matches, Hall had claimed 546 wickets at an average of 26.14 and his 16 wickets were instrumental in guiding the West Indies to its first series win over Australia in 1964-65.
  • During 2001 to 2003, he also had as a selector and team manager and served as President of West Indies Cricket Board. In 2012 for services to sport and the community he was knighted with the Knight Bachelor.
  • He retired in 1968-69 at the end of the tour of Australia and New Zealand. After retiring from cricket he entered into politics of tiny Caribbean island nation He had served in Barbados Senate and also Minister of Tourism in 1987.
  • The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was launched in January 2009 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as part of its centenary celebrations in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).
  • The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends from the game of cricket.

- Published on: June 23, 2015