Former England Captain and now ICC Ladies’s World Cup Ambassador Charlotte Edwards. (Picture by Harry Trump/Getty Photographs)

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) immediately publicizes the most recent legends who be part of the celebrated checklist of cricketing greats that make up the ICC Corridor of Fame.

Following a voting course of that included present Corridor of Famers, media representatives plus senior executives from FICA and the ICC, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards and Abdul Qadir grow to be inductees quantity 107, 108 and 109 respectively.

The ICC Corridor of Fame celebrates the best gamers ever to grace the sport all through its wealthy historical past, and these three people have all left a long-lasting legacy by their important contributions to the game.

Following current custom, all three of the brand new inductees might be honoured in a particular presentation ceremony which can happen previous to the beginning of play on the first semi-final of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Wednesday 9 November.

ICC Chief Govt Geoff Allardice mentioned: “The ICC Corridor of Fame continues to rejoice the enduring people which have formed the historical past of cricket. Solely the perfect are honoured on this approach and it’s fantastic to commemorate the lasting contributions of Shivnarine, Charlotte and Abdul. These three ambassadors of our nice sport loved great success on the worldwide stage and are richly deserving of their standing as ICC Corridor of Famers.”

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is among the most immediately recognisable figures within the historical past of West Indies cricket. With an unorthodox batting method, he made his debut at 19 and rapidly started to excel in opposition to opposition bowlers. Registering 13 half-centuries earlier than his maiden Check century arrived, the floodgates then opened and he turned the rock of the West Indies batting lineup over a 21-year worldwide profession. Resilience, management and an typically impenetrable defence characterised his batting fashion, which was prolific sufficient to earn him 30 Check centuries, and ultimately grow to be the second West Indian to achieve 10,000 Check runs. Not restricted to the longest format, Chanderpaul additionally excelled in ODIs, amassing 8,778 runs in 268 outings.

Headline statistics:

  • He made his worldwide debut v England in March 1994
  • 164 Check matches, 11,867 runs at a mean of 51.37
  • Eighth on the checklist of all time Check match runs
  • Holds the document of seven half-centuries in consecutive Check innings
  • 268 ODIs, 8,778 runs at a mean of 41.60

On the information of his induction, Chanderpaul commented: “It’s an incredible honour to comply with the footsteps of many legends and so many different nice cricketers of the previous. I’m grateful for the popularity and wish to benefit from the second with household, mates and most significantly the West Indies cricket followers and followers around the globe who passionately supported me all through my profession.”

Charlotte Edwards

Over the course of a 20-year worldwide profession, Charlotte Edwards turned probably the most important gamers within the historical past of girls’s cricket. Beginning her worldwide journey as a 16-year-old, she quickly introduced herself by putting a world-record unbeaten 173 in opposition to Eire within the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup in Pune. As she developed and grew in affect within the aspect, she turned captain from 2006, and impressed England to quite a few Ashes victories at residence and away, in addition to ICC crowns within the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup in Australia in 2009 and the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup in England the identical 12 months. When she retired in 2016, she left because the main feminine run-scorer in each ODIs and T20Is.

Headline statistics:

  • 23 Check matches, 1,676 runs at a mean of 44.10
  • 191 ODIs, 5,992 runs at a mean of 38.16
  • She has the second highest variety of half centuries in ODIs
  • 95 T20Is, 2,605 runs at a mean of 32.97

Reacting to becoming a member of the ICC Corridor of Fame, Edwards mentioned: “I wish to thank the ICC for this recognition of my profession. It’s an enormous honour to be included within the ICC Corridor of Fame alongside the very illustrious firm that has already been inducted. I’d wish to thank and share this second with my household and mates, my teammates and all the coaches which have supported me all through. I liked each minute of my worldwide profession and I’m completely delighted to be inducted into to the ICC Corridor of Fame.”

Abdul Qadir

Qadir handed away in 2019 on the age of 63, however his affect of the sport in Pakistan and the broader world continues to be felt strongly immediately. Typically labelled the saviour of leg-spin bowling through the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, Qadir was famend for outfoxing among the biggest batters within the sport along with his dynamic motion and majestic variation. His 236 wickets throughout his 13-year profession locations him third within the checklist of Pakistan’s all-time prolific spinners. In restricted overs cricket, he was a pioneer in wrist-spin strategies which may nonetheless be felt immediately, and he proved to be a pivotal determine in Pakistan’s 1983 and 1987 World Cup campaigns. Following his retirement, he turned to teaching, mentoring fellow countrymen Mushtaq Ahmed, Danish Kaneria and Shahid Afridi, in addition to Australia’s Shane Warne and South Africa’s Imran Tahir.

Headline statistics:

  • 67 Check matches, 236 wickets at a mean of 32.80
  • Holds the nationwide document for figures of 9-56 v England at Lahore in 1987
  • 104 ODIs, 132 wickets at a mean of 26.16

Usman Qadir, son of Abdul and present Pakistan worldwide mentioned: “On behalf of the household, I wish to say thanks very a lot to the ICC for nominating my father for induction into the Corridor of Fame. It’s a very massive honour for the household to listen to of this information, we see it as an enormous achievement, and one which my father can be very pleased with if he was nonetheless with us immediately.”

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