Heyhoe-Flint joins cricketing greats
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint will today become the first woman to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Hall of Fame.
The former England captain guided the team to victory in the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1973 and was a member of the England team for more than 20 years.
The 71-year-old - who also serves on the ECB Board - will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the LG ICC Awards in Bangalore this evening, along with West Indies fast bowlers Courtney Walsh and Joel Garner.
The late Ken Barrington of England will be inducted in the UK next summer in a ceremony involving the former batsman’s family.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is a joint venture with the Federation of International Cricketer Associations and FICA chief executive Tim May said: “All four of those named today thoroughly deserve the accolade and of being part of the elite group that form the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in association with FICA.
“I congratulate all four inductees but I would particularly like to acknowledge Rachael Heyhoe Flint for becoming the first female cricketer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat commented: “I would like to congratulate all four of the new inductees into the Hall of Fame.
“Rachael Heyhoe Flint deserves special mention as the first female cricketer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”