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Legendary West Indies pace bowler Sir Wes Hall was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame during the lunch break on the first day of the second Test between the West Indies and Australia in Jamaica.
The 77-year-old is the fourth cricketer to receive the award this year after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe.
Hall received his commemorative cap from fellow West Indian Courtney Walsh and thus became the 18th cricketer from the Caribbean to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
“Anytime you get these kind of encomiums, it is memorable,” Hall said. “It is fantastic to receive the award in the West Indies and in front of adoring fans, which makes it even more special. I have represented the West Indies as a cricketer, as the team manager, and as the President of the WICB, so I will treat this as something I value and will always remember.
“Cricket has been extremely good to me and I was happy to give back to the game. This honour, presented to me by the ICC, is one I will cherish. It is not just for me but for the people of the West Indies.”
Hall represented the West Indies in 48 Tests and took 192 wickets, which included nine five-wicket hauls, at an average of 26.38.
He also played 170 first-class matches and claimed 546 wickets, which included 19 five-wicket hauls, at an average of 26.14.