Former legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralidaran has made Kandy proud after he became the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame.
The first sportsman to win an International award from Kandy was the late Duncan White, who was a silver medalist in the Olympics.
Three other sports personalities Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann have also been inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame. The four iconic cricketers were voted by the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame as well as members of the media. They will be presented with commemorative caps to mark their induction.
Muralidaran’s last international game was the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Mumbai. He finished his career with 800 wickets. He learnt his cricket at St Anthony’s College Katugastota. Some of the major teams that he represented other than the country’s national team were Kandy CC, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, Gloucestershire, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kent, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades and Royal Challengers Bangalore.