Lohmann, Morris, Muralidaran and Rolton to Be Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame [ Current News (Concise) ]
Today ICC announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris, and George Lohmann would be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan cricket player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson congratulated the four, saying: “The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises some of the truly great players from cricket’s long and illustrious history, and this year’s inductees thoroughly deserve to be in this highly prestigious group.
Four iconic cricketers
- Four iconic cricketers were voted by the ICC Cricket Hall of Famers as well as members of the media.
- They will be presented with commemorative caps to honour their contribution to the game of cricket in order to mark their induction.
- Muttiah Muralidaran was Sri Lankan cricketer who had retired from the all forms the game in 2011.
- He was known to spin the ball prodigiously. In his career, he had taken 534 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), 800 wickets in Tests and 13 wickets in 12 T20Is.
- He holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and ODI cricket formats.
- In July 2010, for Muttiah Muralidaran 800th was his last ball in his last test match. He also holds record for holding number one spot in the ICC’s player rankings for Test bowlers for 1711 days.
- Arthur Morris was Australian cricketer. He was one of the best Australia’s left-handed batsmen.
- He had died in August 2015 at the age of 93. His cricket career spanned between 1946 and 1955.
- He had played 46 Test matches. He had scored 12, 614 runs in 162 first-class matches, including 3, 533 runs in Tests.
- He was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2001. He will be the 22nd Australia cricketer in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
- Karen Rolton is a former Australian cricketer. She is the sixth woman and third Australian to get into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
- In her 14-year international career spanning from 1997 to 2009, she had played 14 Tests and 141 ODIs and had scored 1, 002 and 4, 814 runs respectively.
- She holds record of scoring the most runs for Australia in women’s Test cricket. She holds world record of scoring 209 not out against England at Headingley in 2001.
- George Lohmann was an English cricketer and was regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He will be the 27th Englishman to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame list.
- In his career spanning from 1886 to 1896 he had played 18 test matches. He had taken 112 wickets and also had scored 213 runs. He died in 1 December 1901 at the age of 36.
- Published on: August 1, 2016