LONDON, CMC – Curtly Ambrose was recognised as one of the giants of the game, when he was inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame yesterday.
The sport’s World governing body made the formal induction of the West Indies fast bowling legend into the 63-member Hall of Fame, along with Australians Alan Davidson and women’s player Belinda Clark during the ICC Awards.
“It is a privilege and an honour to be inducted in the Hall of Fame,” said the 47-year-old Ambrose. “In the history of cricket, there have been many great cricketers, and to be part of that elite group, am very happy and am very humbled.”
Ambrose added: “I never thought that this day would come. This only tells me that all the hard work I put in throughout my career, did not go unnoticed. I see this also as a just reward for all the joy and happiness that I may have brought to cricket and cricketers alike.”
Ambrose, standing at 6 feet, 6 inches tall, captured 405 Test wickets at 20.99 in 98 Tests. wo of his most noticeable performances came against England and Australia – he took six for 24 to help hustle England out for 46 in Trinidad in 1994, while he took a series-clinching seven for 25, including nine maiden overs, against Australia at the WACA in the previous season.
Ambrose also featured in 176 ODIs, claiming 225 wickets at an average of 24.12.