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Waqar, Gilchrist to join ICC Hall of Fame

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced to include Pakistani former right arm-fast bowler, Waqar Younis and former wicket keeper of Australia, Adam Gilchrist into the ICC Hall of Fame for the year 2013-14, ARY News reported.

Waqar Younis becomes the fifth Pakistani cricketer to be included in the ICC Hall of Fame. Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram are other four Pakistani cricketers.

Gilchrist is the 19th Australian man, who joins the Hall of Fame. He was an integral part of the team that lifted three consecutive ODI World Cups from 1999, as well as the Champions Trophy in 2006.

Waqar, who took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career will be inducted during the first Twenty20 international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai on December 11, while Gilchrist will be honored during the third Ashes Test at the WACA.

The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was launched by the ICC in the year 2009 in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA). The motto is to recognize the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s lengthy and memorable history.

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