SCG Honours Former Australia Captain Belinda Clark, Becomes First Female Cricketer To Have A Statue


Sydney: For the first time in the history of cricket, a female cricketer was honoured with a bronze statue. Australia’s former captain Belinda Clark’s sculpture was unveiled in the walk of honour at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here.

The bronze statue has been made in her honour outside the Sydney Cricket Ground which stands alongside Richie Benaud, Steve Waugh, Stan McCabe and Fred Spofforth among the cricketers at the ground.

Clark had a great cricketing career wherein she played 15 Tests and 118 one-day internationals and one T20I. She also became the first player to score a double century in ODIs when she made 229 not out against Denmark in 1997. She has made her biggest impression since her retirement from the game in 2005.

Clark was just the second female to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2011 and has worked in administration and managerial positions for Cricket Australia up until the end of 2020.

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