The much-loved Kiwi all-rounder was first inducted into the then FICA Hall of Fame in the 1990s and was presented with a Waterford Crystal vase to commemorate the occasion.
However, when the devastating earthquakes hit the south island of New Zealand last year, Sir Richard's vase was one of the causalities.
The Waterford Crystal vase was invaluable, not only to Sir Richard but as New Zealand's only Hall of Fame inductee, to all Kiwi cricketing fans.
When the FICA learned of the vase's unfortunate expiry, they set about having a new one made only to discover they were no longer available from Waterford and had to have it especially made for the presentation.
The vase was transported from London to Christchurch and presented to Sir Richard at Lancaster Park in Christchurch by ICC Vice President Alan Isaac and New Zealand Players' Association chief executive Heath Mills.
"I am delighted that the ICC and FICA were able to work together to find a replacement memento for Sir Richard which could be presented here in Christchurch, which was devastated by the earthquake last year. The Hall of Fame recognizes the great players of world cricket and there is no doubt that Sir Richard fits that description of a truly great player. It is an honour to present him with the Waterford Crystal vase," Mr Isaac's said.
When the devastating quake hit Sir Richard and he saw his vase on the ground in pieces he thought it was a treasure he would never have again.
"It was in a trophy cabinet sitting on the top shelf and then when the earthquake struck on the 4th September we heard the mighty crash. We went out into the lounge room and saw the vase shattered into a million pieces and I thought, oh well, that's something that can never be replaced again.
"However, after making a few enquiries I got some good news that the vase could be replaced.
"For me to get another one and have it presented again is very special - Obviously, it's a special piece," Sir Richard said.
Although Sir Richard is grateful to the ICC and FICA for their effort in finding a replacement he acknowledged how he was relatively lucky and mentioned how saddened he was by the fate of fellow Cantabrians who suffered great losses.
"We had fairly limited damage got out virtually scott-free so I'm very mindful of the fact that other people have had severe hardship and losses with houses and contents. It's going it to take a long time for people to rebuild things," Sir Richard added.