Legendary cricketer Steve Waugh will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the 2008 Allan Border Medal on Tuesday night.
The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was first proposed by the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) in 1995 and later with the help of Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria was officially opened in 1996 and since then 30 players have been inducted in it, including 10 in 1996 itself.
The selection philosophy for the Hall of Fame focuses on the players' status and his statistical records. Besides, all inductees must have been retired from international cricket for a minimum of five years to be eligible for selection.
"Steve Waugh was an outstanding player and captain during a golden period of Australian cricket and now that he is eligible having completed five years out of the game, he is an obvious and deserving inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame," Selection Panel Chairman Bob Lloyd said.
The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame comprises of the following players:
1996 -- Fred Spofforth, John Blackham, Victor Trumper, Clarrie Grimmett, Bill Ponsford, Sir Donald Bradman, Bill O’Reilly, Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall and Dennis Lillee
2000 -- Warwick Armstrong, Neil Harvey and Allan Border
2001 -- Bill Woodfull and Arthur Morris
2002 -- Stan McCabe and Greg Chappell
2003 -- Lindsay Hassett and Ian Chappell
2004 -- Hugh Trumble and Alan Davidson
2005 -- Clement Hill and Rod Marsh
2006 -- Monty Noble and Bob Simpson
2007 -- Charles Macartney and Richie Benaud
2008 -- George Giffen and Ian Healy