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THE INTERNATIONAL Cricket Hall of Fame opened to the
public on Monday, November 29 and is adjacent to, and
incorporates, the existing Bradman Museum.
Designer Stephen Ryan said there was no comparable
exposition of cricket anywhere else in the world of this size
He said Bowral represented the spiritual home of cricket for
The International Cricket Hall Of Fame is devoted to the
achievements of cricket and cricketers from every country.
Among other displays, it contains the statistics of every
player - male and female - who has ever played for his or
her country in any form of the game at an international level.
It also features the world’s most up to date and
comprehensive series of interviews with famous international
cricketers. More than 100 interviews with Mike Coward
have been digitally recorded and, due to the interactive
nature of the Hall of Fame, visitors can choose which
questions they would like answered.
In addition to the likes of Richie Benaud, Sunil Gavaskar,
Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, the
interview base also contains the last interview conducted
with the great Sir Alec Besser, who has since died.
A key difference between the Hall of Fame and any other
cricket museum is that it is not built around objects.
Although there are numerous fascinating objects,
particularly relating to Bradman, what visitors will experience
is an interactive digital exposition of cricket through the ages.
Visitors will be able to drill down to the subject that most
Ricky Ponting is the Global Ambassador for the International
Cricket Hall of Fame.
He said the new facility would allow for a range of
programs that provided different pathways of engagement
in the game of cricket, whether you were a fan, a student, a
spectator, a player or an official.
“It was Sir Donald’s vision that cricket should continue to
flourish and spread its wings,” Ponting said.
“The International Cricket Hall of Fame reflects that vision.
It makes sure that future generations will understand how
Bradman’s values and his belief in the character-building
attributes of the game - courage, honour and humility - will
lead to a better society among the cricketing nations of the
The Australia’s first and only
International Cricket Hall of Fame
RIVALING THE OPERA HOUSE AND HARBOUR BRIDGE, THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
NOW BOASTS ITS OWN MAJOR ATTRACTION.
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