Sunday, October 17, 2021

ICC announces special edition intake of 10 cricket icons ahead of WTC final

The International Cricket Council announced a special edition intake of 10 cricket icons — including former India cricketer Vinoo Mankad — into the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the prestigious history of Test cricket. The decision is coinciding with this month’s maiden World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand to be held from June 18.

The stalwarts, who have made great contribution to the game and were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame are: Aubrey Faulkner of South Africa and Monty Noble of Australia (Early Cricket Era, prior to 1918); Sir Learie Constantine of West Indies and Stan McCabe of Australia (Inter-War Era, 1918-1945); Ted Dexter of England and Vinoo Mankad of India (Post-War Era, 1946-1970); Desmond Haynes of West Indies and Bob Willis of England (ODI Era, 1971-1995); and, Andy Flower of Zimbabwe and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (Modern Cricket Era, 1996-2015).

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who holds Mankad in high esteem, said he learnt the greatest cricketing lesson from him.

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