Sydney ground named after Glenn McGrath

February 23rd, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by admin  


Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Retired Australia pace spearhead Glenn McGrath said he was humbled to have a Sydney ground named after him. “It’s quite amazing, I feel very humbled. When Steve Rixon turned up at my front door and told me the thoughts of the club and the shire to rename the oval, the first thing I thought was, ‘You can’t do that. It’s Caringbah Oval’,” McGrath told radio station 2SM, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It’s quite an iconic sporting oval in the Sutherland Shire and to have it with my name on it is a huge honour, especially when you think how many amazing cricketers have come out of Sutherland and gone on to play for Australia.”

McGrath played his club cricket for Sutherland after coming to Sydney from Narromine and, although he played only a few games for the club once his international career took off, the club has always been proud to have him on its books.

McGrath’s playing days are still not over. He has just signed a three-year deal to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. He will play under Virender Sehwag’s captaincy and alongside Daniel Vettori, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Asif, Dinesh Karthik and A.B. de Villiers, among others.

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