Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis and ex-Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame next week.
Waqar and Gilchrist become the 70th and 71st male members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Waqar will join the exclusive club during the first T20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on December 11, while two days later in Perth, Gilchrist will be honoured during the tea interval of the third Ashes Test at the WACA.
Waqar joins countryman Hanif Mohammad as well as his former teammates Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, who were among the first intake of inductees into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, while Gilchrist is the 19th male Australia player.
On his forthcoming induction, Waqar said: “It is a huge honour for me to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Joining such an elite group in front of what promises to be a full house in Dubai will only make the experience more memorable.
“As I look forward to the day, I’m truly grateful to the people who’ve considered me worthy of such an honour.”
“I am delighted to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and to be doing it in front of my home crowd on the first day of the third Test will be a very special occasion for me and my family,” Gilchrist said.
“I’m looking forward to the day and would like to thank all the living Hall of Famers and voting academy who nominated and voted for me to join them.”