On Sunday, 18 November 2012, Sir Vivian Richards, Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara will be landing via helicopter at 11am.
Sir Vivian and Adam Gilchrist will take the first step towards their induction into the Greats of the Game at The Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral this Sunday, 18 November 2012.
The pair are two of only twenty players honoured by having their silhouette gracing the walls in the Greats of the Game gallery, alongside other cricketing greats such as Sir Don Bradman, Frank Worrell and Sunil Gavaskar. Each monolith in the Greats Gallery includes touchscreens featuring the player’s career stats, match footage and their data in comparison to players across all eras.
Executive Director of the Bradman Foundation, Rina Hore said these players had been chosen by a reference panel of Richie Benaud, Mike Coward, Simon Taufel, David Gilbert, Ross Barrat and Gideon Haigh.
“Players elevated to this category in the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame have been selected for the following reasons: they were cricketing pioneers; they consistently demonstrated more skill than others, and were therefore admired by their peers, and their skill directly influenced the development of the game; and their historical significance will not diminish over time regardless of the game’s evolution,” said Ms Hore.
The names of the Greats are shown in the era where they made their greatest contribution to changing the game. The Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame continues to research and review additional players worthy of acknowledgment to be honoured as a ‘Great of the Game’.
As part of their induction, Gilchrist and Richards will meet with local artist Dave Thomas to have their photos taken so work can begin on their portraits. The pair as well as celebrated player Brian Lara, will be given a private tour of the museum before Sir Richards cuts the ribbon to open the new World Series Cricket exhibition, “Packer, Lights, Action.”
Richards was instrumental in the World Series Cricket revolution, which changed the game forever. In two tumultuous years in the 1970s, the game was effectively propelled from the 19th to the 21st century.
According to Ms Hore, everything changed with World Series Cricket. “The philosophy of cricket changed, as did its character, language, dress and player payments. And
suddenly it was a game played at night,” she said.
“Packer, Lights Action” an exhibition exploring every aspect of the World Series Cricket revolution, will run at the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame at Bowral from 27 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
Please see attached documents for a run sheet for November 18, and backgrounders on