Colin Cowdrey became the 19th inductee into the ICC Hall Of Fame on Thursday.
The Hall of Fame, run in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), recognises some of the truly great players from cricket’s long and illustrious history and Cowdrey was certainly one of them.
Cowdrey was president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1986 and later became the first chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), playing an integral part in the ICC’s history of separating the world’s governing body from the
Cowdrey’s son, Chris, the former England, Glamorgan and Kent player, received the cap on behalf of his father and said: “How proud he would have been to be included in the ICC’s Cricket Hall of Fame, if only so he could challenge for a place in England’s top seven of all time.
“I think he’d be delighted by how the spirit of cricket has been embraced and how increasingly it is becoming more recognised as a means towards protecting everything that is good about our great game.
“I’d like to thank the International Cricket Council very much on behalf of my father and may the spirit of cricket live on,” he said.