Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene, former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock and ex England batter Janette Brittin will be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The occasion will be concluded before the T20 World Cup final gets underway on Sunday.
Sir Clive Loyde, former Hall of Famer himself will induct these three legends of the game. He will represent at the ceremony in Dubai.
The ICC Hall of Fame remembers the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket's long and illustrious history. Since its launch in 2009, it inducted 106 players including Brittin, Jayawardene and Pollock as the latest inductees.
Brittin, who passed away in 2017, was a cornerstone of the England Test team for 19 years. However, she paved the way for women's cricket between 1979 and 1998 in her lifetime. Janette played 27 test matches for England. She scored 1935 runs at an average of 49.61. Moreover, she also featured in 63 ODIs scoring 2121 runs at an average of 42.42.
Jayawardene retired as one of Sri Lanka's greatest ever players. He was the key member of the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2014 and reached four other major ICC finals. Moreover, he was the first Srilankan to score 10000 test runs. Mahela called it a day after scoring 12650 ODI runs and 11814 test runs. He now coaches T20 franchise teams all over the world.
Pollock was one of the finest bowling all-rounders. Perhaps he was the first player to achieve the 3,000 runs and 300 wickets double in both Test and ODI cricket. Furthermore, he is still the leading international wicket-taker of South Africa.
Responding to the news of Brittin's induction, her friend Angela Bainbridge, said: "I would like to extend my thanks to the ICC for the incredible honour they have bestowed on Jan by inaugurating her into the Hall of Fame.