Australian opening batsman Arthur Morris on 3 Jan 2017 was inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
With this, Morris has become the 82nd
cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Aussie cricketer Morris was given the honour posthumously during the first day of the third test between Pak and Australia in Sydney.
Born on 19th
January 1922, Arthur Robert Morris played 46 test matches between 1946 and 1955.
He is one of the greatest left handed batsman of Australia.
He is known for his pivotal role in the Invincible side of Don Bradman which has made an undefeated tour of England in 1948.
He is the leading scorer in tests on tours and scored three centuries.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
He made his test debut in England.
He passed away at age 93 on Aug 22 2015.ICC Hall of Fame: Know More
- The Hall of Fame recognises gaming legends in cricket.
- It was launched by the ICC on Jan 2, 2009 as part of ICC centenary celebrations.
- Launched in association with FICA or Federation of International Cricketers Associations, its initial inductees were 55 players in the FICA hall of fame.
- Inaugural inductees included Graham Gooch and WG Grace.
- Six women are in the hall of fame.
- The first woman in the ICC Hall of Fame is England's women cricket team captain Rachael Heyhoe-Flint.