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Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards, Abdul Qadir inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

The three cricketers inducted represent the sport from the 1970s to the 2010s

[L to R] Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards and the late Abdul Qadir's son Usman Qadir pose with the ICC Hall of Fame trophies  •  ICC via Getty

[L to R] Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards and the late Abdul Qadir's son Usman Qadir pose with the ICC Hall of Fame trophies  •  ICC via Getty

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Charlotte Edwards and Abdul Qadir have been inducted into ICC's Hall of Fame. The trio will be honoured ahead of the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup at the SCG.
Chanderpaul, the 107th inductee on the list, had a 21-year career representing West Indies after making his debut in 1994. His unorthodox batting stance would go on to be his trademark while his patience at the crease became his signature. After spending his initial years in and out of the team, Chanderpaul became a rock in West Indies' middle order, a role he held till his last cap in 2015.
When Chanderpaul announced his retirement in 2016, he finished with 20,988 international runs, 41 centuries and 125 half-centuries across formats.
"It's an amazing honour to follow the footsteps of many legends and so many other great cricketers of the past," Chanderpaul said in an ICC release. "I'm grateful for the recognition and would like to enjoy the moment with family, friends and most importantly the West Indies cricket fans and fans around the world who passionately supported me throughout my career."
Edwards, No. 108 in ICC's Hall of Fame, represented England since the age of 16 for two decades, and by the time she finished her international career had also captained the side to an ODI and T20 World Cup title. Her 5992 runs in women's ODIs are the second most in the game's history.
In 2021, the domestic women's T20 competition in England was named the Charlotte Edwards Cup in her honour, and the following year Edwards won the trophy named after herself after coaching Southern Vipers to the title.
"It's a massive honour to be included in the ICC Hall of Fame alongside the very illustrious company that has already been inducted," Edwards said. "I'd like to thank and share this moment with my family and friends, my teammates and all of the coaches that have supported me throughout."
Qadir, the legendary legspinner from Pakistan who died in 2019 aged 63, was the 109th inductee on the list. Qadir took 236 Test wickets in 67 matches and his 9 for 56 against England in 1987 remains one of the best figures in Test cricket. Qadir made his last international appearance in 1993.
"On behalf of the family, I want to say thank you very much to the ICC for nominating my father for induction into the Hall of Fame," Usman, Abdul Qadir's son, said. "It is a very big honour for the family to hear of this news, we see it as a huge achievement, and one that my father would be very proud of if he was still with us today."
In November 2021, Janette Brittin, Mahela Jayawardene and Shaun Pollock were inducted while ten others - Bob Willis, Vinoo Mankad, Learie Constantine, Andy Flower among them - were also inducted before the inaugural World Test Championship final last year.