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Ashes heroes inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

cricket Updated: Jul 09, 2009 22:45 IST

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted three Ashes heroes --Tom Graveney and Peter May of England and Ian Chappell of Australia -- into its Cricket Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony was held during the tea break of the first Test between England and Australia.

"Commemorative caps were presented to Graveney, Chappell and May's widow Virginia by the ICC President David Morgan, ECB chairman and ICC director Giles Clarke and former Australia captain and CA Director Allan Border," an ICC release said.

Graveney, May and Chappell are part of a group of 22 Englishmen and 13 Australians within the initial intake of 55 players in the Hall of Fame, a joint venture between the ICC and the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA).

In a career spanning 18 years, Graveney played 79 Tests for England, scoring 4,882 runs, including 11 centuries and finished with an average of 44.83.

Speaking on his induction Graveney said, "My initial reaction was that I must have been the last of the 55 to have been picked."

"It is an enormous honour and I feel very fortunate. When you look at the list it is so special and to see some of the great players that I played with and against on that list makes me especially proud," he added.