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Legendary West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of fame

Former West Indies paceman Sir Wesley Winfield Hall has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He is 80th cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and 18th from West Indies.

He is the 4th cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2015 after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe.

About Sir Wesley Winfield Hall

  • Sir Wesley Hall had played in 48 Tests in his one decade career spanning from 1958 to 1969.
  • In his Test career he had taken 192 wickets which included five wickets in an innings for 9 times and 10 wickets in a match on one occasion.
  • In 170 first-class matches, Hall had claimed 546 wickets at an average of 26.14.
  • In 1964-65, his 16 wickets were instrumental in guiding the West Indies to its first series win over Australia. He retired in 1968-69 at the end of the tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • After retiring from cricket he entered into politics of tinny Caribbean island nation He had served in Barbados Senate and also Minister of Tourism in 1987.
  • He also had as a selector and team manager and served as President of West Indies Cricket Board from 2001 to 2003.
  • In 2012 for services to sport and the community he was knighted with the Knight Bachelor

About ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

  • The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends from the game of cricket.
  • It was launched in January 2009 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as part of its centenary celebrations in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).

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MS Dhoni sole Indian in Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian to find place in the Forbes magazine’s list of 100 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015

He was placed at 23rd on the Forbes list with total earnings of 31 million dollars including amount from salary at 4 million dollars and endorsements worth 27 million dollars.

This edition of list was again topped by US boxer Floyd Mayweather for third time. It should be noted that the earnings figures include sum of salaries, bonuses and prize money paid between June 2014 and June 2015.

Top ten World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015 are

  • Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) from US: $ 300 million.
  • Manny Pacquiao (Boxing) from Philippines: $ 160 million.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) from Portugal: $ 79.6 million.
  • Lionel Messi (Football) from Argentina: $73.8 million.
  • Roger Federer (Tennis) from Switzerland: $67 million.
  • LeBron James (Basketball) from US: $64.8 million.
  • Kevin Durant (Basketball) from US: $54.1 million.
  • Phil Mickelson (Golf) from US: $50.8 million.
  • Tiger Woods (Golf) from US: $50.6 million.
  • Kobe Bryant (Basketball) from US: $49.5 million.

In this edition of list only two women athletes made to the list they are

  • Maria Sharapova (Tennis) from Russia: She was placed at 26th rank with total earnings of $ 31 million.
  • Serena Williams (Tennis) from US: She was placed at 47th rank with total earnings of $ 6 million.

The 100 highest-paid athletes of this edition of list have made 3.2 billion dollars in total in last one year which is 17 percent more compared to previous year.

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