Shivnarine Chanderpaul inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame

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    Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame.

    He will be honoured ahead of the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup at the SCG, along with fellow inductees Charlotte Edwards and Abdul Qadir.

    Chanderpaul is the 107th inductee on the list.

    He made his debut as a 19-year-old in 1994, and went on to forge a 21-year career representing the West Indies.

    Patience at the crease became his signature and by the time Chanderpaul retired in 2016 at the age of 41, he had amassed 20,988 international runs, 41 centuries and 125 half-centuries across formats.

    Speaking on the induction, Cricket West Indies President and ICC Director, Ricky Skerritt, paid tribute to Chanderpaul: “On behalf of all West Indies cricket stakeholders, I congratulate Shivnarine ‘Shiv’ Chanderpaul for receiving the highest honor of his career to date. 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.”

    Regarding the other inductees, Charlotte Edwards is considered a trailblazer, captaining two World Cup winning campaigns for England and was named ICC Woman’s Player of the Year in 2008.

    She remains the record run-scorer in both ODIs and T20Is for England, scoring 5992 runs at an average of 38.16 in 191 ODIs and 2605 runs at 32.97 in 95 T20Is.

    Abdul Qadir meanwhile is a legendary Pakistani leg-spinner dubbed “A bowler with killer instincts”.
    In its tribute the ICC says: “Qadir passed away, aged 63, in Lahore in 2019, leaving behind a legacy like few others. Numbers do not do his skill enough justice; Qadir was a mystic who popularised the art of leg spin and gave it an all new flavour, one so vibrant that his name would forever be attached to the skill.”