Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in an effort to further acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Pakistan cricket, has launched the PCB Hall of Fame.
The idea was unanimously supported and approved in the 62nd Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, held on April 10 virtually.
Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas have been initially inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame. They all are also part of ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, there will be three more inductions each year from 2021 with the inductees to be chosen by an independent panel and announced on 16 October, day one of Pakistan’s inaugural Test in 1952.
Players retired from international cricket for, at least, five years will be eligible for induction into the PCB Hall of Fame.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani: “Since earning the Test status, Pakistan has produced world-renowned cricketers who have not only put Pakistan on the world map but have left their mark on world cricket.
“There will be an initial intake of six ICC Cricket Hall of Famers – Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas – who will be supplemented by three inductions in the PCB Hall of Fame each year starting from 16 October 2021. It is appropriate that these six extraordinary performers be the founding inductees as they continue to inspire the next generation of superstars.”