Jayawardena, Pollock, Brittin to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Janette Brittin, Mahela Jayawardene, and Shaun Pollock have been named the newest inductees into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 final between Australia and New Zealand. Before the much-anticipated final between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium, these luminaries will be formally inducted by fellow ICC Hall of Famer Sir Clive Lloyd.

The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame honours the accomplishments of the game’s legends throughout its long and distinguished history. Since its inception in 2009, 106 players have been honoured, with Brittin, Jayawardena, and Pollock being the most recent inductees. Between them, the new entrants have played in 284 Tests, 814 ODIs, and 67 T20Is. Between 1979 and 1998, Janet Brittin was a staple of the England Test team, helping to pave the path for women’s cricket.

Mahela Jayawardene had this to say: “I’m ecstatic to have been inducted into the International Cricket Hall of Fame. It’s an incredible honour to follow in the footsteps of Sri Lankan superstars Sanga and Murali, as well as so many other legendary cricketers.”

“I am grateful for the honour and would like to savour and share the occasion with everyone who has helped me along the way, including my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and, most importantly, Sri Lanka cricket fans who have fiercely supported and motivated me throughout my career,” he said.

Mahela Jayawardene, a vital member of the side that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2014 and reached four previous major ICC finals, retired as one of Sri Lanka’s finest ever players. While Shaun Pollock of South Africa was one of the game’s best bowling all-rounders, becoming the first player to reach the 3,000 run and 300 wicket doubles in both Test and ODI cricket.