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Legendary Cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul Inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

by Carolyn Lee Nov 8, 2022

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Legendary Cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul Inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Legendary Cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Photo credit: CWI.

Legendary West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul is one of the newest members of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame.

The prolific left-handed Guyanese cricketer is considered one of the greatest batsmen of his era. He started his career with his Test debut in 1994, aged 19, at Bourda against England in his native Guyana. Chanderpaul captained West Indies in 14 Tests and 16 One Day Internationals and is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies.

He has enjoyed a successful international career for over two decades, honing his skills as one of the game’s leading run-scorers. Chanderpaul was the world’s number-one-ranked batsman in July 2008, holding the spot for seven months before dropping to the number-two slot in February 2009.

Cricket West Indies President and ICC Director Ricky Skerritt acknowledged Chanderpaul for his immense contribution to West Indies and world cricket. He also praised his hard work, adaptability, growth,  commitment, and achievements on and off the field.

Chanderpaul, now a cricket coach in Guyana, will join other West Indian Hall of Fame cricket legends, including Courtney Walsh, Brian Lara, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Garry Sobers, Malcolm Marshall, Desmond Haynes, and Sir Frank Worrell, among others.

Congratulations, Chanderpaul. We are grateful for your enormous talent and the many contributions you have made to West Indies cricket. Well done!

Sources: Windies Cricket, ICC Cricket, Sportsmax, and ESPN CricInfo.