Brian Lara to be inducted in ICC Hall of Fame
Colombo: West Indies batting great Brian Lara and England`s legendary woman player Enid Bakewell will be inducted into the International Cricket Council`s Hall of Fame during the world body`s annual awards on September 15.
"West Indies prolific batsman Brian Lara will join the 66 male members of the Hall of Fame while England`s Enid Bakewell becomes the third women to be inducted," the ICC said in a statement.
Lara and Bakewell will attend the ICC Awards at Waters Edge here and will be inducted formally.
The 43-year-old Lara is a living legend in international cricket with 11,953 runs from 131 Tests and another 10,405 from 299 one-dayers.
Lara holds several records, including the one for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.
Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings (400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004).
He is the only batsman to have scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century.
The 71-year-old Bakewell, meanwhile, is a legend in her own right in the women`s game. She scored a total of 1,078 runs, including four centuries and seven 50s in her Test career which spanned 11 years.
She twice scored more than 300 runs in a three-Test series, hitting 412 in five innings against New Zealand in 1968 and 309 in six innings against the West Indies in 1979.
She played 23 one-day internationals, taking 25 wickets and scoring 500 runs, which included two centuries.