Shane Warne to be inducted into ICC hall of fame
Former Australia spinner, Shane Warne, will be inducted into the ICC cricket hall of fame on July 19 during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's, ICC announced today.cricket Updated: Jul 11, 2013 12:22 IST
Former Australia spinner, Shane Warne, will be inducted into the ICC cricket hall of fame on July 19 during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's, ICC announced on Thursday.
Warne becomes the 69th male member of the hall of fame, and joins Brian Lara of the West Indies, England's Enid Bakewell and former teammate Glenn McGrath, all of whom were also inducted in 2012-2013.
Lara and Bakewell were inducted last year at the ICC awards in Colombo in September, and McGrath during the Sydney test between Australia and Sri Lanka in January 2012.
Warne represented Australia in 145 tests between 1992 and 2007, claiming 708 test wickets at an average of 25.41. He was the first cricketer to reach 700 test wickets.
He also played in 194 ODIs, claiming 293 wickets at an average of 25.73 and was part of the Australia side that won the World Cup in 1999 at Lord's against Pakistan.
"I'm very honoured and proud to be announced as an inductee into the ICC Hall of Fame and I'd like to thank the voting academy very much for even considering me. I'm looking forward to celebrating my induction with my friends and family in front of the crowd at Lord's during the second Ashes test," Warne said in a statement.