The Richie Benaud Medal will be presented to the player-of-the-series in the current Frank Worrell Trophy and all future Test series between Australia and West Indies.
     
Benaud stood at the top of the game throughout his rich life, first as a record-breaking leg-spinner and captain, and then as cricket's most famous and most impersonated broadcaster. Benaud's family said it was delighted that he would continue to be recognized for his prominent role in cricket.
     
"Australia's relationship with the West Indies and his personal friendship with Frank Worrell meant so much to Richie," Benaud's wife Daphne was quoted as saying..
     
"This is a wonderful honour and we are delighted that his name will forever be linked to series played between the two teams," she added. Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said it was fitting that the Medal will be awarded in Sydney at the end of the third and final Commonwealth Bank Test.
     
"The Sydney Cricket Ground was Richie's favourite stage, where he performed many fine feats for New South Wales and Australia," Sutherland said.

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