Indian cricket legend Vinoo Mankad, iconic wicketkeepers Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower amongst ICC’s Corridor of Fame inductees

Indian cricket legend Vinoo Mankad, iconic wicketkeepers Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower amongst ICC’s Corridor of Fame inductees

Birmingham: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower had been amongst 10 new inductees into the Worldwide Cricket Council’s Corridor of Fame introduced Sunday.

The most recent batch of gamers to be accorded the honour had been unveiled simply days earlier than subsequent week’s inaugural World Take a look at Championship ultimate between India and New Zealand at Southampton.

They span over a century of males’s Take a look at cricket, with Australia’s Monty Noble having made his debut again in 1898.

Inductees had been cut up into 5 eras, with all-rounder Noble and South Africa leg-spinner Aubrey Faulkner chosen from the years earlier than World Warfare One.

West Indies all-rounder Learie Constantine, who later turned the primary black man to grow to be a member of Britain’s Home of Lord’s, and Australia batsman Stan McCabe represented the inter-war interval

Vinoo Mankad, arguably India’s best all-rounder, and England batsman Ted Dexter had been chosen from post-Second World Warfare gamers, with England quick bowler Bob Willis and West Indies opener Desmond Haynes chosen from cricketers who had been among the many first to function in one-day internationals in addition to Take a look at matches.

Transferring into latest occasions, excellent left-handed batsmen Sangakkara and Flower emerged from a ‘trendy period’ of 1996-2015.

Sangakkara, who retired from worldwide responsibility in 2015, stays Sri Lanka’s main scorer in Take a look at cricket with 12,400 runs at 57.40 — the very best common amongst all batsmen to have scored over 9,000 Take a look at runs.

He has remained concerned within the sport, with Sangakkara changing into the primary non-British particular person to be appointed president of Marylebone Cricket Membership, the house owners of Lord’s, in 2019.

Flower is broadly thought-about to be Zimbabwe’s finest participant of all time, along with his 4,794 Take a look at runs at 51.54 together with a match-saving unbeaten 232 towards India at Nagpur in 2000.

His worldwide profession ended in the course of the 2003 World Cup the place, along with team-mate Henry Olonga, he wore a black armband in protest at what the pair stated was “the loss of life of democracy” in Zimbabwe.

Flower performed for English county aspect Essex and later turned the coach of the England males’s aspect that reached the highest of the ICC’s Take a look at rankings in 2011.


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