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June 17, 2012
The Barbados-born fast bowler, who played 48 Tests for West Indies from 1958 to 1969, is remembered for his role in the famous tied Test of 1960 against Australia in Brisbane. Hall claimed nine wickets in that match and bowled the final over with Australia needing six runs for victory. Three wickets fell in Hall's over, including two run-outs, and the match was tied.
After retirement, Hall served as West Indies manager and selector and was president of the West Indies Cricket Board from 2001 to 2003. He was also a minister of tourism and sport in the Barbados government, and is an ordained church minister.
"There are few in West Indies cricket who could be more deserving of such an illustrious honour as Wes Hall," Julian Hunte, the WICB president, said. "Wes has been a true and unwavering servant of cricket, who fought for equality for West Indies on and off the field.
"He laboured for our game and our people because of his love for cricket and West Indians, and so diverse are his talents and skills that he has also served Barbados and the region in politics, religion and as a widely acclaimed and ever-popular speaker."
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