Jimmy Adams

Former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams is one of the 2018 Cricket Hall of Fame inductee.

This year’s Cricket Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony will be held in New York City. The annual event now in its 37th year is usually held in its home State of Connecticut.

However, this marks the first time that the prestigious event will be staged in New York, and at the luxurious JFK Hilton Hotel near the JFK International Airport, on Saturday, October 6.

Richard Staple and Joan Alexander-Serrano

Two of the local inductees, Richard Staple and Joan Alexander-Serrano. Photos by Ruby Harrisingh and Shiek Mohamed

Topping this year’s list of nominees is former West Indies cricket captain Jimmy Adams. Other nominees include former USA captain Richard Staple, Trevor Walke, a well-known cricketer in New York, Shah Zafar, who is actively involved in cricket administration in Canada, and former West Indies women’s cricketer and current USA women’s cricket selector and Atlantis Cricket Club – NY women’s cricket coordinator Joan Alexander-Serrano.

A committee has been organized in New York to help with the planning of the event. The committee is headed by Hall of Famer Lloyd Dixon. Michael Chambers, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame said, “I am optimistic that the event will be a success. I have reached out to all the other Hall of Famers in New York to ensure that the 37th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be a success.”

Anyone needing information is asked to contact Lloyd Dixon at 917-284-5730 or email dico13@yahoo.com, Mike Chambers at 860-250-2796, email michael_chambers_sr@yahoo.com or Public Relations Director Stanford Walker at 860-243-5314, email sgwalk@sbcglobal.net