Pakistan launches its own 'Hall of Fame' to honour its cricketers
Published : Sunday, 11 April, 2021 at 9:08 PM Count : 600
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched its own 'Hall of Fame' with the aim to acknowledge the contributions of former stalwarts towards the country's cricket.
As part of the initial launch, six legendary former cricketers- Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis- will be inducted into the PCB 'Hall of Fame.'
The decision was taken during a virtual meeting between PCB's board of governors on Saturday.
"Since earning the Test status, Pakistan has produced world-renowned cricketers who have not only put Pakistan on the world map but have left their mark on world cricket," PCB chief Ehsan Mani said.
"…it is appropriate that these six extraordinary performers be the founding inductees as they continue to inspire the next generation of superstars," he added.
Three cricketers will be inducted every year starting from 2021 and the inductees will be chosen by an independent panel
The inductees will be announced on October 16, the day when Pakistan played its maiden Test against India in 1952.
According to the PCB, only those cricketers who have retired from international cricket for at least five years will be eligible for induction in the 'Hall of Fame'.