Graeme Pollock to be inducted in ICC Hall of FameFebruary 25th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Graeme Pollock, one of South Africa’s finest left-handed batsman, will be inducted in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame at tea interval on the first day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa here Thursday,
The ICC announced that the 65-year-old left-hander is to be formally honoured when he receives a commemorative cap to mark the occasion.
“The ceremony is the highlight of the ICC’s Catch the Spirit Week in the country, aimed at promoting the organisation’s centenary celebrations,” ICC said in a statement.
Graeme, brother of former South African pace bowler Peter and uncle of former captain Shaun, is one of only two South Africans to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, which is a joint venture between the ICC and the Federation of International Cricketers Associations. Barry Richards is the other South African and received his commemorative cap last month.
In 23 Tests, Graeme made seven hundreds and 11 fifties from only 41 trips to the crease and of players to have played 20 innings or more in the longest form of the game, only the great Donald Bradman (99.94) averaged more than his 60.97.
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