Breaking News: Rahul Dravid included in ICC Hall of Fame
Dubai, July 2 (CRICKETNMORE) - Former captains Rahul Dravid of India, Ricky Ponting of Australia and retired England woman wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during a glittering ceremony in Dublin.
Dravid became only the fifth player from India to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame while Ponting is the 25th from Australia to do so. Taylor is the seventh woman overall and the third woman player from England to be named in the list. Former ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media selected the three. "The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honouring the greats of our game," ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said on Sunday.
"Only the very best players in the world are recognised for their contribution to cricket in this way and I would like to congratulate Rahul, Ricky and Claire who are wonderful additions to the list of cricketing luminaries in the Hall of Fame," he added. On being inducted, Dravid expressed plaeasure and said: "It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame.