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Chappell, Grimmett inducted in Hall of Fame

ICC President David Morgan presented commemorative cap to Grimmett's son Victor.

December 5, 2009, 4:48 PM IST
Chappell, Grimmett inducted in Hall of Fame

Dubai: Australian greats Clarrie Grimmett and Greg Chappell were inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame at a presentation during the second Test between Australia and West Indies at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

ICC President David Morgan presented commemorative cap to Grimmett's son Victor while Cricket Australia Chairman and ICC Director Jack Clarke presented the cap to Greg Chappell, who was then driven around the outfield in a motorcade.

"I am honoured to be here today to accept the cap on behalf of my father. Dad was quite shy and reserved but he was a lovely man who would have been delighted with this award. This is very special," Victor said after receiving the cap.

The late Grimmett was one of Australia's greatest spin bowlers and took 216 wickets in 37 Tests. He also holds the record for reaching the fast 200 Test wickets.

After receiving the cap, Greg said, "It is obviously a great honour to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame alongside so many greats of the game and the ones who I particularly looked up to when I was just starting my career."

"I am particularly pleased to be receiving my cap today here in Adelaide as both my mother and my elder brother Ian are here to share this special moment with me," he added.

Greg's elder brother Ian was also inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Ashes series in England in July.

Greg scored 7,110 runs with 24 hundreds and 31 fifties in 87 Tests for Australia. He captained Australia in 48 Tests, winning 21 Tests.

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