West Indies cricket greats Clive Lloyd and Gordon Greenidge, who played key roles in the side that came to dominate the sport in the 1970s and 1980s, were nominated for knighthood.
Llyod, who captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985, will join the likes of Gary Sobers, Everton Weekes, and Vivian Richards to receive a knighthood.
Gordon Greenidge was one-half of one of the greatest opening partnerships in cricket. Greenidge and Desmond Haynes terrorized bowlers throughout the 19070s and 80s, with their attacking batsmanship.
He was a key player in the last Hampshire team to win the County Championship in 1973 when his legendary opening partnership with Barry Richards was at its peak.
In 16 seasons with Hampshire from 1970-87, Greenidge scored 19,840 runs in 275 first-class matches, at an average of 45.40.
That included 48 centuries and he also made 9,801 limited-overs runs for Hampshire at 38.43, including 20 hundred.
The honors are awarded twice a year, at New Year's and to mark the monarch's official birthday in June.