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Induction into NACA Cricket Hall of Fame is a source of delight: Moin Khan

Pakistan’s legendry wicket keeper batsman attended the event virtually, as he was denied US visa

CONNECTICUT: Former Pakistan’s legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Moin Khan has been inducted into the American Cricket Hall of Fame.

The annual induction ceremony of the NACA Cricket Hall of Fame was held in the American state of Connecticut. Moin attended the event, virtually.

It is worth mentioning here that Moin Khan – one of the finest wicket-keepers in Pakistan’s cricket history could not attend this memorable function physically, since he was denied a U.S visa by the authorities concerned for the reasons best known to them.

Former West Indian cricketers, Sir Richie Richardson and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are also international inductees into the US Cricket hall of fame.

Awards and jackets were given to the former Pakistani cricketer during the ceremony which were received by an official on behalf of Moin Khan.

While expressing his feelings on his induction into the American Cricket Hall of Fame, Moin Khan said: “I could not participate in the event due to not getting a US visa, but being nominated for the NACA Cricket Hall of Fame is a source of happiness for me.”

In one of his messages, Moin Khan said, “Grateful to be inducted into the world’s first Cricket Hall of Fame, I am happy that my efforts have been recognized”

Moin Khan especially thanked the entire NACA team including Dave Cameron, Charles Simpson, Abdullah Omar, Saleem Chippa and Nusrat Sohail.

Moin’s services for cricket spanned over 14 years. He has been recognized by US cricket as they decided to reward the former wicket-keeper by including him in the prestigious category.

Moin Khan – primarily a wicketkeeper–batsman, remained a member of the Pakistani national cricket team from 1990 to 2004. He has also captained the Pakistani side.

He made his international debut against the West Indies at Multan. He took over 128 catches and 20 stumps, scored 2741 runs in 69 Test matches.  He played 219 ODI matches, scored over 3,266 runs, taken over 214 catches and 73 stumps in ODI format.

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