Johannesburg: Former West Indian fast bowler Wesley Hall has been inducted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, thus raising the tally of West Indian cricketers to 18 in the elite list of 80 players who have been given this prestigious award for their contribution to the sport.
Hall, who played 48 Tests from 1958-69 and claimed 192 wickets, was acknowledged with the honour at Sabina Park, Jamaica, where he was presented with a commemorative cap from fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famer, Courtney Walsh, at the opening day of the second cricket Test between the West Indies and Australia, Sport24 reported.
Hall is the fourth cricketer this year to be given this award after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe, who were inducted during the 2015 World Cup.
Delighted after receiving the award, Hall said that he felt privileged and honoured. He said the list has some tremendous cricketers - heroes who have made the game what it was today, and he was humbled to be included among these many greats of the game.
He also added that fast bowling was his hallmark and he enjoyed his moments on the cricket field.
He dedicated the award to the people of the West Indies, saying that it was not for him only but for all the cricket lovers in the country.