West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame.
The 48-year-old was honored by the ICC along with former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, and former England player Charlotte Edwards.
Chanderpaul played a West Indies record 164 Tests, scoring 11,867 runs an average of 51.37 with 30 centuries.
He also scored 8,778 runs in 268 ODIs, with an average of 41.60 and 11 centuries.
CWI President Ricky Skerritt congratulated Chanderpaul on the honor.
“Shiv’s story exemplifies all that is good about him and the game of cricket – his hard work, commitment, adaptability and his resulting growth and achievements on and off the field. His love for the game is unmatched, and he demonstrated throughout his two decades on the field that he was the man for all seasons,” Skerritt said,
He added that Chanderpaul worked tirelessly to become the number one batsman in the world.
“He embodied the statement ‘heights of great men reach and kept were not attained by sudden flight’. Shiv toiled hard to improve and at every stage was able to re-invent his game to meet the demands. We salute Shiv for his immense contribution to West Indies cricket and world cricket,” Skerritt added.
“It’s an amazing honour to follow the footsteps of many legends and so many other great cricketers of the past,” said Chanderpaul.
“I’m grateful for the recognition and would like to enjoy the moment with family, friends and most importantly the West Indies cricket fans and fans around the world who passionately supported me throughout my career,” he added.
West Indians previously inducted into The ICC Hall of Fame: Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Learie Constantine, Joel Garner, Lance Gibbs, Sir Gordon Greenidge, Sir Wes Hall, the Most Hon. Desmond Haynes, George Headley, Michael Holding, Rohan Kanhai, Brian Lara, Sir Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Garry Sobers, Courtney Walsh, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Frank Worrell.
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