The PCB Hall of Fame was launched in April 2021 following the Board of Governors approval during its 62nd meeting with the sole objective being to honour and celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest cricketers produced by this proud country as well as to preserve Pakistan cricket history.
The initial inductees are six members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas – who will be joined by three new members each year selected by an independent Voting Panel (process below).
The inductees, either unanimously or through most votes, will be announced each year on 16 October – the day Pakistan took the field for their debut Test – with formal inductions taking place along with the PCB Award winners, either in a PCB Gala Dinner or at an Event.
Initially, six ICC Cricket Hall of Famers, along with three new members, will be inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame.
Thereafter, three members will be added each year.
Players with an impeccable career who had a positive impact on Pakistan and international cricket, in addition to their outstanding statistical records, will be considered for induction.
Inductees must be retired from international cricket for, at least, five years.
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame inductees will be automatically inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame.
The long-list, comprising 10 cricketers will be presented to the PCB Cricket Committee by the PCB. The long-list will then be forwarded to an independent Voting Panel, which may comprise:
- Two present or former highly respected electronic/TV broadcast journalists
- Two present or former highly respected print media journalists
- Three Pakistan players from the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for the first two years and, thereafter, from the PCB Hall of Fame
Each member on the voting panel will serve for a two-year period.
The voting panel will either meet physically or virtually to discuss and select inductees.
To keep the process transparent, an internal auditor will oversee the voting process and confirm inductees.
To ensure transparency and avoid conflict of interest, no member of the PCB management will be part of the voting panel.