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Sir Wesley Winfield Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of fame

Jun 13, 2015 17:24 IST

Veteran West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Winfield Hall was on 12 June 2015 inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. With this, he becomes 80th cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and 18th from West Indies itself.

Sir Wesley Hall had played  a total of 48 Tests in his one decade career spanning from 1958 to 1969. In his Test career, he took 192 wickets which included five wickets in an innings for 9 times and 10 wickets in a match on one occasion.

In 170 first-class matches, Hall claimed 546 wickets at an average of 26.14. In 1964-65, his 16 wickets were instrumental in guiding the West Indies to its first series win over Australia. In 1968-69, Hall took retirement at the end of the tour of Australia and New Zealand.

After retiring from cricket, he entered into politics and served in Barbados Senate and also as Minister of Tourism in 1987. He had also served as President of West Indies Cricket Board from 2001 to 2003.

In  year 2012, Hall was knighted with the Knight Bachelor for his services to sports community.

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