ICC Cricketer of the Year Award August 20, 2010

ECB complaint leads to Swann inclusion

Cricinfo staff
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Graeme Swann's addition to the long-list for the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award only came about after a "robust" intervention on his behalf from the chairman of the England & Wales Cricket Board, Giles Clarke, it transpired last night.

Swann, who has been one of the key factors in England's rise over the last year was initially overlooked when the first list of 16 names was unveiled on Wednesday, but was belatedly included as the ICC issued an apology for an "oversight".

Swann has been an outstanding performer across all formats in the period under consideration, between August 24, 2009 and August 10, 2010. In that time he has taken 49 wickets from 10 Tests, 28 in 23 ODIs and 16 in 11 T20Is, a format in which he was instrumental in leading England to the world title in the Caribbean. He is also currently the top-ranked spinner in the ICC rankings. He had initially been included only in the Test Player of the Year longlist.

"It is fair to say that the ECB made a very robust enquiry about why he was not on the list," Clarke told The Times. "I was given explanations for the players being on there, and some of them I found debatable. I was assured that the matter would be examined and told it would probably be a clerical error."

On the contrary, the ICC clearly took Clarke's complaint to heart, as it issued an unusually fulsome apology shortly after the news of his inclusion had been made public. "It was a genuine oversight on the part of the committee as Graeme fully deserved to be nominated in this category," said the former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC cricket committee Clive Lloyd, who headed up the five-man selection panel.

"Graeme, during the voting period, produced some very strong performances which puts him alongside the other top performers. On behalf of the selection panel, I apologise for this oversight."

"Graeme is immensely deserving," added Clarke. "He has been the main reason why the team has not lost a Test series all year, and he played a key role when we won the World Twenty20. He has played with great distinction in a style and spirit that is good for the game. What more did the poor man have to do to get on the list?"

"I saw on TV that I was in [the nominations] and I was expecting congratulations in the dressing room, but all I got was the mickey taken that I hadn't been in it initially," said Swann. "I don't know much about it, but I'm delighted to be on the long list, even it looks a tricky one to win with 16 other people. So fingers crossed."

The longlists of nominations were made by a five-man panel chaired by Lloyd, and also including former international players Angus Fraser of England, Matthew Hayden of Australia, Ravi Shastri of India and Zimbabwe's Duncan Fletcher, the former England coach. Short-lists for each award will be produced before the ceremony in Bangalore on October 6.

The nominations

Cricketer of the year: Hashim Amla, Doug Bollinger, Michael Clarke, MS Dhoni, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Virender Sehwag, Dale Steyn, Graeme Swann, Sachin Tendulkar, Daniel Vettori, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson

Test player of the year: Hashim Amla, James Anderson, Mohammad Asif, Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni, Tamim Iqbal, Mahela Jayawardena, Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Virender Sehwag, Dale Steyn, Graeme Swann, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Watson

ODI player of the year: Hashim Amla, Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ryan Harris, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, AB de Villiers, Daniel Vettori, Shane Watson and Cameron White

Emerging player of the year: Mohammad Amir, Umar Akmal, Tim Bresnan, Steven Finn, Shafiul Islam, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Angelo Mathews, Eoin Morgan, Pragyan Ojha, Tim Paine, Wayne Parnell, Kemar Roac, Steven Smith, Paul Stirling and David Warner

Associate and Affiliate player of the year: Ashish Bagai, Richie Berrington, Muddassar Bukhari, Tom Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Trent Johnston, Kevin O'Brien, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and Paul Stirling

Twenty20 international performance of the year: Suleiman Benn 4 for 6 v Zimbabwe, Deandra Dottin 112*v South Africa Women, Chris Gayle 98 v India, Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan, Mahela Jayawardena 100 v Zimbabwe, Mahela Jayawardena 98* v West Indies, Nuwan Kulasekera 3 for 4 v New Zealand, Ryan McLaren 5 for 19 v West Indies, Brendon McMcllum 116* v Australia, Eoin Morgan 85* v South Africa, Nehemiah Odhiambo 5 for 20 v Scotland, Ellyse Perry 3 for 18 v New Zealand Women, Suresh Raina 101 v South Africa and Darren Sammy 5 for 26 v Zimbabwe

Women's Cricketer of the Year: Suzie Bates, Nicola Browne, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Devine, Jhulan Goswami, Lydia Greenway, Sarah McGlashan, Shelley Nitschke, Ellyse Perry, Laura Poulton, Mithali Raj, Gouher Sultana and Stafanie Taylor

Umpire of the Year: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Asoke de Silva, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Daryl Harper, Rudi Koertzen, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker

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  • Lion_of_Lanka on August 25, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Who in the world calls Swann the best spinner in the world? That is an insult to Muralidaran. Swann is talented no doubt, more talented than all the Indian spinners combined (except the legend kumble) but he will surely be another flash in the pan like Monty. That aside, he has had a great year and deserves to be in the list. But come on, Ponting?(Has being) MSD? (Only stats - bad year) Kohli? Jadeja? (???) Guess any Indian that makes a century gets nominated (Kohli's vs Bangladesh) I don't know why Jadeja is there. Mathews had an impressive year but Aamir deserves the award. He is breath taking. T20 performance - Hussey. Cry baby of the year - All Indian players are eligible except a few (eg.Nehra)

  • shri619 on August 23, 2010, 9:03 GMT

    @pakspin for your kind information the pitch is made for both sides we do not make a pitch for a one side if tendulkar scores 200 on that track with a good quality bowling attack. then the south african players why not made runs against a poor, inexpirince indian bowling attack those people says about indian pitches i have to say one thing that in every country you play cricket the pitch gonna be the same if opposition player or team can make 200 or 500 then then other team also have to score on that pitch.if you can play good cricket you can win matches everywhere and don't blam the pitch for your loss the pitch remains same. and talking about that 200 runs i don't know aus,eng sa,pak all have played cricket here in india why they have not score that 200 runs just becoz their player don't have that ability. though pitch is supporting batsman or bowler you have to play your good cricket on that runs and wickets don't come easily you have to earn it. sachin played 4 hrs to make that 200

  • cricpolitics on August 23, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    Oversight? How could it be possible from a professional organization? This nomination and awards are just another joke like the ICC test and ODI ranking system.

  • SONIAAFZAL on August 22, 2010, 21:51 GMT

    if afridi is not included for ball temparing then swan shouldnt be there for drink&driving..............

  • SONIAAFZAL on August 22, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    ponting???? for what???? why no murali, afridi & asif???? ICC & ITS FIVE MAN PANEL IS A JOKE... cant belive this namination..... swan is over blown by the over hyped commentators and media. just wait for him to go to australia this winter & countrys like india or srilanka where he will be smaked al over the ground then see hes name will be wiped off from england squad just like monty panesar & they wil get ADIL RASHID in the squad & will say hes next SHANE WARNE+ANIL KUMBLE..this english media is a ful of jokers....

  • on August 22, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    @pakspin Pakistan also cant be much bullish about their pitches.You have given triple centuries and double centuries like anything.Do i need to remind you about the last completed test match in Pakistan where Younis Khan scored a triple century so effortestly.I bet the result of the test wouldnt have come even in 15 days.And i reckon Indian grounds like Ahmedabad should be banned.Yes awards should also take the match and pitch conditions into consideration.So the jury must be like that of a film awards one where members are watching the international matches for a good period of time.I dont have much faith on Mr.Shastri though.

  • on August 22, 2010, 11:36 GMT

    I am an Indian. I feel ashame of Ravidra jadeja & Pragyan Ojha inclusion in the Emerging player of the year. He does not bowl well also with bat. ICC if you do not have the count leave it as is. Don't add player like him in the list. At least that time young player may feel that they are not perform up to mark.

  • Itchy on August 22, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    I'm scratching my head with a number of selections for players in several of the categories:

    Cricketer of the year: Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni, Mitchell Johnson, Ricky Ponting & AB de Villiers

    Test player of the year: James Anderson, Mohammad Asif, MS Dhoni & Thilan Samaraweera

    ODI player of the year: Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni & Sachin Tendulkar

    Can't see how Ricky Ponting made the grade for Cricketer of the year as he has only been reasonable in ODIs with 1 or 2 good innings in tests - captained OK since the Ashes though. Dhoni has only captained OK or has scored runs on batting paradises. In fact, most subcontinental pitches have been like this recently (note the lack of Asian bowlers up for an award in the categories I have mentioned).

  • vibs91 on August 22, 2010, 8:17 GMT

    afridi yes played 2-3 very gud innings but was not consistent therefore not nominated..swann deaserved place n got it..amir is the find of the year beyond doubt..some sensible people should post their not the emotional fools..

  • vibs91 on August 22, 2010, 8:15 GMT

    well pakistanis are as usual frustrated..there is no way awards nominations are manipulated...this committe is answerable to icc and there is no way that they could handpick their favoured players knowing that the whole world media is keeping an eye on the nominations..and for someone who said sachin scored 200 on a dead rubber please note that was against the best bowling attack in the world containing the likes of steyn , langeveldt n parnell..also msd averages above 50 in odi's n those who say he hadn't played a vital innings are fully idiots..as far as i know and most will agree 90% of his 50+ innings have brought victory to india..yes sehwag inclusion in odi is debatable but as all of u know he is the best test player in world cricket..if u dont believe go and ask ian chappel, boycott n other greats who have admitted it..

  • Lion_of_Lanka on August 25, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Who in the world calls Swann the best spinner in the world? That is an insult to Muralidaran. Swann is talented no doubt, more talented than all the Indian spinners combined (except the legend kumble) but he will surely be another flash in the pan like Monty. That aside, he has had a great year and deserves to be in the list. But come on, Ponting?(Has being) MSD? (Only stats - bad year) Kohli? Jadeja? (???) Guess any Indian that makes a century gets nominated (Kohli's vs Bangladesh) I don't know why Jadeja is there. Mathews had an impressive year but Aamir deserves the award. He is breath taking. T20 performance - Hussey. Cry baby of the year - All Indian players are eligible except a few (eg.Nehra)

  • shri619 on August 23, 2010, 9:03 GMT

    @pakspin for your kind information the pitch is made for both sides we do not make a pitch for a one side if tendulkar scores 200 on that track with a good quality bowling attack. then the south african players why not made runs against a poor, inexpirince indian bowling attack those people says about indian pitches i have to say one thing that in every country you play cricket the pitch gonna be the same if opposition player or team can make 200 or 500 then then other team also have to score on that pitch.if you can play good cricket you can win matches everywhere and don't blam the pitch for your loss the pitch remains same. and talking about that 200 runs i don't know aus,eng sa,pak all have played cricket here in india why they have not score that 200 runs just becoz their player don't have that ability. though pitch is supporting batsman or bowler you have to play your good cricket on that runs and wickets don't come easily you have to earn it. sachin played 4 hrs to make that 200

  • cricpolitics on August 23, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    Oversight? How could it be possible from a professional organization? This nomination and awards are just another joke like the ICC test and ODI ranking system.

  • SONIAAFZAL on August 22, 2010, 21:51 GMT

    if afridi is not included for ball temparing then swan shouldnt be there for drink&driving..............

  • SONIAAFZAL on August 22, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    ponting???? for what???? why no murali, afridi & asif???? ICC & ITS FIVE MAN PANEL IS A JOKE... cant belive this namination..... swan is over blown by the over hyped commentators and media. just wait for him to go to australia this winter & countrys like india or srilanka where he will be smaked al over the ground then see hes name will be wiped off from england squad just like monty panesar & they wil get ADIL RASHID in the squad & will say hes next SHANE WARNE+ANIL KUMBLE..this english media is a ful of jokers....

  • on August 22, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    @pakspin Pakistan also cant be much bullish about their pitches.You have given triple centuries and double centuries like anything.Do i need to remind you about the last completed test match in Pakistan where Younis Khan scored a triple century so effortestly.I bet the result of the test wouldnt have come even in 15 days.And i reckon Indian grounds like Ahmedabad should be banned.Yes awards should also take the match and pitch conditions into consideration.So the jury must be like that of a film awards one where members are watching the international matches for a good period of time.I dont have much faith on Mr.Shastri though.

  • on August 22, 2010, 11:36 GMT

    I am an Indian. I feel ashame of Ravidra jadeja & Pragyan Ojha inclusion in the Emerging player of the year. He does not bowl well also with bat. ICC if you do not have the count leave it as is. Don't add player like him in the list. At least that time young player may feel that they are not perform up to mark.

  • Itchy on August 22, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    I'm scratching my head with a number of selections for players in several of the categories:

    Cricketer of the year: Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni, Mitchell Johnson, Ricky Ponting & AB de Villiers

    Test player of the year: James Anderson, Mohammad Asif, MS Dhoni & Thilan Samaraweera

    ODI player of the year: Doug Bollinger, MS Dhoni & Sachin Tendulkar

    Can't see how Ricky Ponting made the grade for Cricketer of the year as he has only been reasonable in ODIs with 1 or 2 good innings in tests - captained OK since the Ashes though. Dhoni has only captained OK or has scored runs on batting paradises. In fact, most subcontinental pitches have been like this recently (note the lack of Asian bowlers up for an award in the categories I have mentioned).

  • vibs91 on August 22, 2010, 8:17 GMT

    afridi yes played 2-3 very gud innings but was not consistent therefore not nominated..swann deaserved place n got it..amir is the find of the year beyond doubt..some sensible people should post their not the emotional fools..

  • vibs91 on August 22, 2010, 8:15 GMT

    well pakistanis are as usual frustrated..there is no way awards nominations are manipulated...this committe is answerable to icc and there is no way that they could handpick their favoured players knowing that the whole world media is keeping an eye on the nominations..and for someone who said sachin scored 200 on a dead rubber please note that was against the best bowling attack in the world containing the likes of steyn , langeveldt n parnell..also msd averages above 50 in odi's n those who say he hadn't played a vital innings are fully idiots..as far as i know and most will agree 90% of his 50+ innings have brought victory to india..yes sehwag inclusion in odi is debatable but as all of u know he is the best test player in world cricket..if u dont believe go and ask ian chappel, boycott n other greats who have admitted it..

  • Itchy on August 22, 2010, 7:09 GMT

    @UriGagarin: a stupid and selfish reason to continue playing test cricket if ever there was one, although that's why Kapil Dev continued to be picked (way past his due date). Fortunately Sachin is playing well at the moment and deserves his spot but should his powers start to wane, he should be dropped (or retire gracefully) - I would back Sachin to make the correct decision but not the Indian selectors (too many memories of burning effigies!)

  • Balumekka on August 22, 2010, 2:51 GMT

    Swann... overblown by the commentators and media as usual. When Panesar was taking few wickets, they said he will be the next Warne or Murali. Now the guy is averaging 3 wickets for a match (Murali had 8!!!!) and looking for a place in their side. The testing conditions really will be the Sub-continent.

  • UriGagarin on August 22, 2010, 2:49 GMT

    Whoever said that Sashin should retire is wrong - he needs to go on and on to at least stop Ricky to being the highest scorer of runs. Besides he's the most attractive player (ahem, in terms of action *NOTHING ELSE") out there. Go on till you're older than W.G. , Nobody will care...

  • AhmadSaleem on August 22, 2010, 1:37 GMT

    Umpire of the year should be given to Marais Erasmus. :D

  • nlambda on August 21, 2010, 23:49 GMT

    @pakspin : Don't worry about Indian batsmen floundering abroad. We beat Australia twice in Australia and scored 700 against them at Sydney. Also won series in WI, England. It is your pathetic batsmen who need to learn how to bat in Australian and English conditions. You lost EVERY test in Australia in the 21st century how miserable is that?

  • Indo_Pak_fan on August 21, 2010, 23:12 GMT

    I am suprised to see U Akmal & Jadeja's name in emerging players list.

    Cricketer of the yr: S Watson Test player of yr: V.Sehwag One day player of yr: S Tendulkar Emerging Player" M Amer

  • on August 21, 2010, 22:44 GMT

    Sehwag and Swann, the real two contenders for the award.

  • on August 21, 2010, 21:49 GMT

    I think there should have been more Pakistani players in the other categories

  • pakspin on August 21, 2010, 18:34 GMT

    There are too many non-sense, politically based Indian nominations. Indian batsman have all once again scored on dead rubber tracks and can claim boisterous averages. Dhoni being case in point. I think the selectors should not just look at averages but also the pitches, match conditions, and the value of the innings in context. Indian pitches have had the most runs scored on them, first Anwars 194, then Tendulker's 200 not. That says something about the pitches in India. When will India start making pitches for the spirit of the game, and not for individual batsman to make their stats better? This will benefit India as well, as they will not fail miserably when they play outside India on bouncy pitches, as happened in 50 WC and t/20 WC.

  • AhmadSaleem on August 21, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    Well, U.Akmal averages 40 in ODIs and 36 in t 20s with a strike rate of over 130. He has played match winning innings in Srilanka 102 n.o off 70 balls, in ICC t20 wc against SA and two successive fifties against aussies. Its just now that he is out of form. He was averaging 50 in tests after the tour of NZ and Aus

  • Bang_La on August 21, 2010, 12:37 GMT

    @Gupta.Ankur, your mighty Ravi Shastri a Don Bradman+Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus+Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer was on his knees to accept Swann after the sahib, Giles Clarke, frowned. So much is his judgement. Had Giles Clarke grmbled, Shastri would have accepted whole England team to please the sahib :)

  • Gupta.Ankur on August 21, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    OMG! you have to listen to ex-english cricketers talk about Swann.......it makes me believe that i am seeing "Warne+Murali+Laker+Kumble" all-in-one bowler....

    Gimme a break............he will like monty panesar and many before him will be back to his normal self in 6months time...

  • jam-11 on August 21, 2010, 10:05 GMT

    Is the average is criteria for nomination? then Mr.Selfish(dhoni) will get all the award. Show me one good innings from him to nominate test player. All are come from asian dead pitches. Another Great! shastri is in panel means,all are fixed dicision. no lakshman, dhoni,ponting in. its rudiculous.

  • ABP235 on August 21, 2010, 8:52 GMT

    The Irrational Cricket Commanders!! That's all I can say. These people commandeering the game dont deserve to be here, send them to some circus if possible, it will surely be a commercial success too! Swann is a complete gamesman - performing, pleasant and with great attitude, I dont think he should have had competition from even one other player to win the award, but since I dont have much value for this award, I will take anything from this ICC. By the way, I am not a Brit, I come from the country that has most cricket crazy enthusiasts and highly paid lowly rated cricketers!!

  • shri619 on August 21, 2010, 7:20 GMT

    on what basis ponting gets nominated he has perfrmed horrible in last 2 yrs and still gets nominated. i don't know why this awarsd are given when people like ponting( his last two years performence)gets nominated he will not get the award that is a later part but many other guys from aus perform better than ponting if they were nominatted sure they could get the award but no chance for ponting winning any award this year.

  • ad-infinitum on August 21, 2010, 7:04 GMT

    cricketer of the year and test player of the year - one to tendulkar and one to swann. odi player - watson. emerging player - aamer. t20 - hussey. i am an indian and find it hillarious that ravi jadeja and virat kohli made it to the emerging players nominations at all.......

  • m.a.khokhar on August 21, 2010, 6:43 GMT

    wow! thats great comic sereis of selection of players hahahaha. i cant stop laughingit looks that Eng, Indian,and Aus turn to pick the player for nominee. Amir will never b the emerging player because he s too much talented to b even there in the list and because he s Pakistani thata y Australians and Indians will not want him to win same as they didnt nominate Afridi and Asif because they r Pakistani. this is rubbish panel. they selected non deserving Aussies n ovrr rated Indians, Danm.

  • on August 21, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Beg, Borrow or Steal! Holds good for English cricket, why is it that Muruli is not there? Prasad

  • on August 21, 2010, 5:59 GMT

    This is just another example of ICC subversion by one of the boards. Usually it's the BCCI - followed by wide-spread outrage ... but this is getting to point of absolute lunacy. These awards - which should have been glorious and sanctimonous for the players and teams (much in the same vein as the north american sports) have been turned into nothing by kiddie talent shows with over-bearing bitching and moaning parents.

  • chaithan on August 21, 2010, 5:01 GMT

    Jadeja, Ojha and U.Akmal for emerging player??!! Is this supposed to be funny? Hussey should almost definitely get the T20 performance award, but I heard Dottin's and Perry's performances were very good. How many of us saw those? I for one saw only Perry's. We should not forget that women are equally deserving of this award.

  • Balumekka on August 21, 2010, 3:18 GMT

    Oh Dear.... I would like to see Swann to tour India or Sri Lanka, and get hammered by the likes of Sehwag, Sanga, Sachin, Mahela, Laxman or Dilly. Swann, although is a good spinner compared to usual standards in England, those standards mean nothing in the sub-continent. See Warne's record in India.

  • mansoor.ali25 on August 21, 2010, 2:26 GMT

    my mistake...super Dan nd raina are in the list....sorry

  • on August 21, 2010, 2:05 GMT

    In my opinion Daniel Vettori should win cricketer of the year, i mean Dan really deserves some credit for the way he has lead the NZ team and the way he has carried it through all forms of the game. Keep going Dan! Good luck!!

  • __PK on August 21, 2010, 0:25 GMT

    Is there any doubt? Watson in all three categories. Statistically he's in the top few for bowling and batting in both Tests and ODI's. And good on the ECB for proving that if you don't like the umpire's decision, the best thing to do is whinge about it.

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on August 20, 2010, 23:02 GMT

    @Luke77. Every player should go on as long as they are able to give 100% and outperform the majority, just like SRT at the moment.@Gods dream...no it is about opinion at the end of the day. Especially with the shabby list thrown up and if its going to be just about stats, well then SRT will, as he should, miss out on cricketer of the yr, either to an all-rounder and or a player that has good stats in t-20.

  • mansoor.ali25 on August 20, 2010, 22:18 GMT

    I am surprised!!!! Why Dan Vettori is not in the nomination list.....he has done more than MSD or for the matter than any other captains....Where is Asif, Raina????? on what basis did they nominate kohli and jadeja.......

  • on August 20, 2010, 21:59 GMT

    Does suresh Raina not deserve a nomination somewhere

  • prak84 on August 20, 2010, 21:56 GMT

    Sachin tendulkar - Cricketer of the year for his outstanding form in tests and ODI. Hasim amla - Test player of the year Shane watson - ODI player Mohammed amir - Emerging player Mike Hussey - Best t20 innings

  • GODsDream............WC2011 on August 20, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    There is no MY or our list of picks of names its all based on stats...........Its very simple .......... Cricketer of the Year Sachin Tendulkar........test player of the year Swann ......... ODI Player of Year Hashim Aml............. Emerging playerof year ....... Mohammed Amer ......... T20 performance of year Hussey.... Spirit Award Bangladesh coz they never hurt any team by defeating them

  • engdia on August 20, 2010, 21:27 GMT

    Swann, isn't he up for a drink driving award ???????? We need good players, personalities and role models for our aspiring players not someone who'd break the law and was also kicked out of the England team by Duncan Fletcher years ago for loutish behaviour, no change here then.

  • on August 20, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    Isnt it too much now! this is just an overhype now! agree he has bowled well... but no t this much :D

  • cabinet96 on August 20, 2010, 20:49 GMT

    my list

    cricketer of the year: shane watson test player of the year: dale steyn odi player of the year: ab de villiers emerging player of the year: Mohammed amir/eoin morgan 20 20 performance of the year: Michael hussey v pakistan

  • Luke77 on August 20, 2010, 20:27 GMT

    I think Sachin should retire. He's done all that he can do. India need to invest in some young talent. Many greats could have played longer but they had dignity and stepped aside. Cricket always has and always will belong to Eng & Aus, so the needs to be more English in the nominations list. Long live the most important element of cricket...the ASHES!!!!! Anything else is just a warm up match with no importance (except Indians and Sri Lankans chasing personal records at the cost of a result).

  • on August 20, 2010, 20:23 GMT

    What about young Adrian Barath for Young Emerging Player Award? Anyone saw his debut inning openning vs Aus and scoring 104? That was the inning of the year!

  • zubi007 on August 20, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    What a shame,,,,,,,,, totally embarrassing for me,,,,, No Afridi and Morgan in Odi player of year,,,,,, Umer Akmal surely be in t20,,,,,, look at his performances against SA and Aus in t20 ,,,,,,,, Totally biased to Aussies n Indians,,,,, Shame on the the icc to point such a panel,,,,,, i cant believe Matthew Hayden can be so wrong,,, 4get about Shastry ,,,,,,,,

  • on August 20, 2010, 19:21 GMT

    ICC thinks that sachin doesnot deserve ICC awards...infact he deserves more than that......so mostly he will not be awarded BEST CRICKETER:s

  • svinodmenon on August 20, 2010, 19:14 GMT

    Hashim Amla/Amir, Cricketer of the yr, Sehwag Best Test Player, AB Devillers best Odi player of the yr, M.Hussey/Raina/Brendon all are good, but i go with Deandra Dottin for a wonderful innings..Its really special. Mathews/Amir for Emerging player of the yr. Ryan ten Doeschate for Associate player. Tony Hill for good accuracy. Please don't criticize any country. It is absolutely a good pick when take into consideration. MSD had played some vital innings also he is the no 1 player because of his consistency. He even do not have a fixed position to play for india. He is flexible and best indian captain of all time.

  • AhmadSaleem on August 20, 2010, 18:58 GMT

    Mr. Ravi Shastri should give all awards to Dhoni except for emerging player of the year. The most deserving candidate for that award is Ravi Jadeja

  • AhmadSaleem on August 20, 2010, 18:50 GMT

    @nlambda. And Sehwag is Cristiano Ronaldo. He would also get in had we got "footballer of the year" in icc awards

  • Shyam_P on August 20, 2010, 18:43 GMT

    C'mon ppl.. dont take these awards seriously.. these are only for icc to show the world once in a while that they too exist (however .. in the shadow of bcci) .. its rather a spectacle for the otherwise neglected women and associate nation players.. To the main stream cricketers, they wudnt care least even if Gavaskar himself gets the "emerging player of the year" award..

  • demon_bowler on August 20, 2010, 18:22 GMT

    huXaif wrote:

    "ICC seriously needs to answer critics from Pakistan now. Shahid Afridi, who has scored 507 runs with average of 36 with also 2 centuries and has 19 wickets, is not included among nominations for ODI player for the year. On the other hand, Sehwag, who has just average of 29 with only one 50+ score and 5 wickets, has been included."

    This seemed so unbelievable, I had to check your figures on statsguru...and my apologies, friend, you are absolutely right (and yes, everybody, I did include the correct dates, 24/8/09 to 10/8/10). It does seem incredible that Sehwag and not Afridi is included in the ODI list on the basis of these figures.

    As for the test selections, there are too many batsmen who have racked up huge scores on flat pitches in meaningless draws. Where are the players that have produced the goods when the chips are down?

    And of course Swann should have been included from the outset, as a match-winning bowler in all conditions.

  • on August 20, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    Of all the players in the world why the panel has to nominate Sehwag for the best ODI player category?He was disappointing last year.Jadeja's name is somewhat justified if Wayne Parnell,Tim Bresnan and Shafiul Islam are on that list.@nfer You take any international team except New Zealand they have some or other follies on thir place.So one shouldn't play holy cow here?

  • Bang_La on August 20, 2010, 17:27 GMT

    This shows how inept and biased the team of selectors are! With Ravi Shatri in the team it is bound to be biased and all-Indians!

  • akbars38 on August 20, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    Cricketer of the year:Hashim Amla.

    Test Player of the year:Hashim Amla.

    ODI palyer of the year:Hashim Amla.

    Emerging player of the year:Mohammad Amir.

    Associate and Affiliate player of the year:Tom Cooper.

    Twenty20 International performance of the year:Micheal Hussey.

    In ODI player of the year nomiations shahid afridi deserves the place compare to the players which are in the list.

  • AK47_pk on August 20, 2010, 17:17 GMT

    biggest blunder ov the year by ICC....one only can laugh hehehehe.

  • nlambda on August 20, 2010, 16:17 GMT

    @huXaif: Afridi is a ball tamperer, which is most likely why he was overlooked. Maybe if we had a 'cheater of the year' category... :-)

  • on August 20, 2010, 15:58 GMT

    Australia have been going backwards for some time now, hence their drop in the rankings, so I can't see how six of them have got on the list. Its maybe unfair to single one player out, but what's Ryan Harris done to justify inclusion? Equally, Ricky Ponting can also hardly claim to have had a vintage year, either as batsman or captain. I wonder what his chances of being on next year's list are?

  • Lion_of_Lanka on August 20, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    @spiritwithin : Sorry mate but India still tops SL for the spirit of cricket award. I mean come on, Hayden would surely want India to win the award. I'll be shocked if MSD win any awards (for real) but India winning the spirit of cricket award is guaranteed as much as usain bolt winning the next 100m race. Heard ManU, Liverpool & Real Madrid are all interested in sehwag for his footballing abilities. Forget about Ronaldo, Messi, Villa, Torres etc. Sehwag is the man. He is also a good actor and can convince officials that the opponent deliberately fouled him and make such a big scene that the player would be given a red card. All those appearances in adverts has benefited good old Viru. football's new breakout star - Virender Sehwag. Sreeshanth can audition to be a back up dancer for Justin Timberlake :P

  • marsha11 on August 20, 2010, 15:08 GMT

    oh come on boys, give all awards to M/s.dhoni 11.no need selection ,just a joke

  • cric-procrastinator on August 20, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    If MS Dhoni or any indian player wins the rest of the world cries its because of BCCI, its rediculous but then again if the whole world starts crying on you that means you have really attained success, people cry on the successful ones not on losers. Had BCCI done "robust intervention" on some of its playesr behalf like the way England Cricket board done for one of its players ( Graeme Swann ) then all hell would have broken loose with accusations flying aroung big bad bcci is buying awards ....balh balh blah

  • manasvi_lingam on August 20, 2010, 13:52 GMT

    Not a bad list but a decent one for sure

  • gnat9 on August 20, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    It is indeed shocking that the ECB had to intervene to get Swann included. Even so, he is the only English player to be nominated anywhere on this list. With England having won the T20 world cup and doing extremely well in all formats, they are clearly the most improved team. I would have expected more names from there. The panelists seem to be rather lost.

  • huXaif. on August 20, 2010, 12:52 GMT

    ICC seriously needs to answer critics from Pakistan now. Shahid Afridi, who has scored 507 runs with average of 36 with also 2 centuries and has 19 wickets, is not included among nominations for ODI player for the year. On the other hand, Sehwag, who has just average of 29 with only one 50+ score and 5 wickets, has been included.

  • Munkeymomo on August 20, 2010, 12:47 GMT

    @nfer thats probably the funniest comment I've read on cricinfo. Nicely done.

  • pochard on August 20, 2010, 12:43 GMT

    Jonesy2 you get award for funniest post.

  • nakshatrika on August 20, 2010, 12:34 GMT

    Wonder what the selection panel is for ? Nice job. No work. But lots of freebies. I want to have one for me :D does anybody know how to get in there ?

  • pochard on August 20, 2010, 12:34 GMT

    It's a very unbalanced list. 6 Aussies and 5 South Africans out of a total of 17. No Pakistanis or West Indians! Eng won the ashes, drew with SA away, beat both SA and Aus in ODI series and won the T20 WC, yet they only got one (as an afterthought). Not that any of the other Eng players deserved nomination, mind. Which I suppose just shows that it's a team game, not about individuals. The winner should be Sehwag.

  • nakshatrika on August 20, 2010, 12:24 GMT

    Was thinking jokers are only in India's selection panel. Looks like tonnes are present in ICC too. With so many jokers around, I wouldn't be surprised to see Harris-Cricketer of the year, Watson-Test, Dhoni-ODI, Emerging-One and only, 'The great R.Jadeja' for winning matches for opposition.

  • AJ_Tiger86 on August 20, 2010, 12:01 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Graeme Swann, Test Player of the Year: Graeme Swann, ODI Player of the Year: Dan Vettori, Emerging Player of the Year: Eoin Morgan.

  • SathyaPeraboina on August 20, 2010, 11:47 GMT

    Emerging Player of the Yr. My Take - Mohd. Amir, Morgan, Paine... in the same order. Jadeja....Virat Kohli... is the panel out of their minds !!!

  • cr1k3tl0v3r on August 20, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    According to me, I would vote for ........ Cricketer of the year: Virender Sehwag Test player of the year: Kumar Sangakkara ODI player of the year: MS Dhoni Emerging player of the year: Mohammad Amir Associate and Affiliate player of the year Paul Stirling Twenty20 international performance of the year: Eoin Morgan Women's Cricketer of the Year: Mithali Raj Umpire of the Year: Billy Doctrove

  • spiritwithin on August 20, 2010, 11:34 GMT

    @nfer..y not SL be given the spirit of the cricket award for randiv's incident,denying afridi a runner in Asia Cup when he's really cramped,always questioning other teams ranking,always furiously appealing to fool umpires,hmm the list list is long too..

  • bobmartin on August 20, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    I wonder if the selection panel have been watching the same cricket as I have over the year... or are they simply plucking their favourite players names out of thin air. Without namimg names.. there are a lot so-so players in the lists and quite a few omisssions of far better players. All-in-all.. an absolute and utter waste of time except to give the ICC heirarchy the excuse for an expenses paid jolly to attend the awards ceremony.

  • RogerC on August 20, 2010, 10:49 GMT

    MS Dhoni has the most difficult job in world cricket. Captain, top order batsman and wicket-keeper in Tests, ODIs, T20s and IPL. That too for a country where sympathy is the least and cynicism is at its best. He definitely deserves to be in the lists and possibly one or two awards.

  • on August 20, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    Swann should've been in the list at the start. He has been the best bowler for the year period and his rise in the international arena has been phenomenal. He is currently the best spinner in the world in terms of form at the moment, and is probably the best bowler in the world at the moment in terms of current form.

    As for the rest of those names on that list... I'm no Bob Willis, but a Willis rant would be fitting for half, maybe slightly more than half of those names on that list.

    The ICC needs a better independent committee to choose these names in the future.

  • jsinn on August 20, 2010, 10:36 GMT

    Some of these lists are laughable. Surely Mike Gatting has to be in the emerging players list. Some of the things that ICC come up with are beyond comprehension.

  • k726 on August 20, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    @Joshua Benjamin

    this is in reply to this guy I commented on Test Player nominee. I am also Fan of DHONI right from his days record century playing for INDIA A in kenya. But his test performace this year has been nothing to be said off to get a nominee for TEST player of the year, i accept the same for one day games but not for test

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 20, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    @ KaZsa , @nfer yes india doesn't deserve the spirit of the cricket award. If sehwag deserves the football award then afridi deserves best pitch raider ,ball biting Gul for drug trafficking, Aktar for ..you know what. The list goes on. Indian players are far better professionals . Agreed ojha and zaheer celebrate like that but that happens with every country.

    Sehwag only said Bangladesh are ordinary in longer format and you compare it with odi match.Remember same world cup pak was beaten by an associate country.

  • indfriend on August 20, 2010, 10:14 GMT

    COY: Sachin - for his consistency in both forms and 200 in ODI. TPY: Shane watson. ( extra ordinary with both bat and ball) OPY: Dilshan or Dougie EPTY: Amir T20 : Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan

  • on August 20, 2010, 10:14 GMT

    Most deserving - Jadeja in Emerging players list...LOL :-)

  • on August 20, 2010, 10:04 GMT

    JADEJA AND VIRAT KOHLI AS EMERGING PLAYERS IS A JOKE. ALSO RICKY PONTING IN THE LIST IS WEIRD. HASHIM AMLA IS A STRONG CONTENDER ALONG WITH GOD(SACHIN TENDULKAR) FOR THE TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

  • huXaif. on August 20, 2010, 10:03 GMT

    ICC seriously needs to answer critics from Pakistan now. Shahid Afridi, who has scored 507 runs with average of 36 with also 2 centuries and has 19 wickets, is not included among nominations for ODI player for the year. On the other hand, Sehwag, who has just average of 29 with only one 50+ score and 5 wickets, has been included.

  • huXaif. on August 20, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    ICC seriously needs to answer critics from Pakistan now. Shahid Afridi, who has scored 507 runs with average of 36 with also 2 centuries and has 19 wickets, is not included among nominations for ODI player for the year. On the other hand, Sehwag, who has just average of 29 with only one 50+ score and 5 wickets, has been included.

  • shafiq95 on August 20, 2010, 9:29 GMT

    aamir is best new player not bcz i am pakistani but he give performance in all three format of game he is just turn to 18 years

  • DJ-BLue on August 20, 2010, 9:13 GMT

    * Mohammad Aamer is surely the emerging cricketer of the year. I wonder why his T20 performance has not been nominated where he took 3 wickets in the last over against Australia with 2 runouts.* Umar Akmal is surely the best recent discovery for Pakistani batting. * Angelo Matthews is another strong contendor here. * Where is Dirk Nannes in emerging players? Hes the leading T20 wicket taker this year.

  • KaZsa on August 20, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    @nfer - excellent creativity man.You hit the nail on the head.Indian truly deserve spirit of the cricket award...he he.They are the best sportsman in the universe...:)

  • GlobalCricketLover on August 20, 2010, 8:16 GMT

    virat kohli as emerging player? he must be emerging for a few years now then! Even as an Indian I think Mohd Amir is the right guy...Morgan also been around for sometime...it's unfair to include exp folks in this category

  • 68704 on August 20, 2010, 8:07 GMT

    ICC continues with its cock-ups. Ponting by his own admission has had a forgettable year. Which year"s performances has the ICC been seeing?In any case I think all these awards mean very little if they are handled like this and serve as mere ego massages. I think Hussey should win the t20 award for the blinder he played in the world cup semis , rather than some century scored against weak opposition in an inconsequential tie.But then who knows what the ICC can do. As the PGA tour line says "anything is possible", Most certainly with the ICC who seem to be plumbing new depths each time. ramanujam sridhar

  • Octa on August 20, 2010, 7:57 GMT

    wow you guys need to check your facts before posting - Dhoni has averaged 60 with the bat in the ten tests he has played in the aug 2009 - aug 2010 period. He has got 3 100s and two big 50s in his 11 at bats including the 132* at eden gardens. On top of that he has Capt India in 28 tests with 16 wins 10 draws and only two losses and hes a wicket keeper.

    i think you guys need to stop blindly criticising and look at the real facts.

    Im not indian - im not a Dhoni fan - but i love cricket and dislike criticism where its undue.

    I have not looked at Dhoni's ODI performances. I am only referring to the cricketer of the year and Test player of the year awards (as those are the two main awards i rate the most)

    I also think that Mohammad Aamer is the outstanding new talent in world cricket due to his very young age and his outstanding ability.

  • jonesy2 on August 20, 2010, 7:35 GMT

    swann is overrated if he gets to be nominated then so should hauritz who i reckon is a least as good.

  • khan29 on August 20, 2010, 7:26 GMT

    RUBBISH LIST made by RUBBISH MEN.... ICC sucks

  • on August 20, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    I think Hussy's inning in world t20 against Pak was the best for the year.

  • kjkool82 on August 20, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    Definitely have to agree with the common sentiment here, some strange nominations. Even as an Aussie, I cant see how Ponting, Johnson and Harris have made it on here. Swann should always have been nominated, and Chris Gayle is unlucky to miss out, although I think his ODI form was not the best.

    What I am surprised about is the reaction people are having to Watson being nominated - he was the leading run scorer in international cricket during that time, he is a MUST nomination. Record speaks for itself: Tests - 750 runs @ 47, 24 wkts @ 20, ODI - 1448 runs @ 41, 48 wkts @ 22, T20 - 299 runs @ 25, 7 wkts @ 34.

  • fyrestorm on August 20, 2010, 7:00 GMT

    Absolutely disgraceful that Swann was omitted from the original list. Swann has easily been the best bowler in the world for the last year. He turns the ball square at a quick pace in a variety of conditions, and he ain't a bad batsman either. But can I say the inclusion of many of the Australian players is peculiar to say the least. Bollinger....Harris??? Ponting has also had a mediocre year. If I had to pick a world XI, Sehwag would be the first batsman on the team sheet, and would Swann be the first bowler.

  • on August 20, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    LOL... Jadeja and Amir in the same list!!! :D cant stop laughing....

  • Lion_of_Lanka on August 20, 2010, 6:20 GMT

    Sehwag has also being nominated for the footballer of the year award by FIFA for his wondrous kicking against SA. Whattaplaya

  • Lion_of_Lanka on August 20, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    I really hope India wins the spirit of cricket award. They have always played cricket with the right spirit. Sharma always encourages the batsman after bowling a bouncer, Zaheer Kahn & Ojah always celebrates in a very humble fashion, Sehwag always praises lesser teams that knocked India out of the world cup like Bangladesh, He is also a very good football player, Just ask Amla and he will tell you. And Harabajan always praises other peoples' good looks - Symo will tell you that. Since Hayden is in the panel, India will surely win the award. Chak de India - deserved winners of the spirit of cricket award.

  • Blackcap68 on August 20, 2010, 6:09 GMT

    They had to throw in an englishman didn't they. Did they draw his name out of a hat?

  • Burner_1985 on August 20, 2010, 6:01 GMT

    Agree. This is utter rubbish. No clear basis of selection. Remember what happened last time? Leaving out Dumminy and other guys who performed well. I don't care who they nominate though as long as the award goes to the players who really deserve it such as Sachin, Amla, Swann, Sanga ect...

  • captainzaibee on August 20, 2010, 5:40 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Swann.. ODI player of the year: Tendulkar.. Test player of the year: Virender Sehwag.. Emerging player of the year: Mohammad Amir or Eoin Morgan.. Twenty20 international performance of the year: Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan..

  • Shafaaqat on August 20, 2010, 5:18 GMT

    Questions marks on so many selections, still am not surprised, its Australia, England and India not ICC, so do expect such things. One observation: Is there any possibility of rating the batting and bowling according to the conditions you play in e.g a century or a 5 for in subcontinent compared to one in English conditions. Or it may just vary with the conditions you get anywhere in world.

  • on August 20, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    OMG...there are things seriously wrong with these nominations. Dhoni,Jadeja,Ryan Harris and Watson.You gotta be kidding me.Dhoni had one of the worst years as a test player and a one day player and a captain.He is everywhere in the nominatios.And Jadeja and Ojah, common whats wrong with ICC?Guys get your heads straight. I am Sri Lankan. But where is Afridi?He had a great year in ODIs.At least he deserves a nomination.And although my heart says that Angelo should be the emerging player,I am fascinated by Amir's talent.What a player.I think he should be the emerging player of the year.And its good to see a bunch of good players in that category.Eoin Morgan,Umar,Kholi,Warner.Great prospects for the future.

  • on August 20, 2010, 4:54 GMT

    @spinkingkk why disgrace yourself by putting comments that can by no means be associated with the players record?! look up the statistics and the rankings... Dhoni has been one of the most consistent performer in world cricket...

  • bas_bindaas on August 20, 2010, 4:16 GMT

    Test Player of the year and cricketer of the year to Virender Shewag...

  • on August 20, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Dhoni is hugely consitent and probably deserves odi player of the year award , sachin might go away with test player of the year but icc wont give him as they hate him and yes swann will and must win player of the year

    swanny as they say has been unmatched spinner in english cricket in past 30 years , really has added value to this english team , really handy with willow as well

    dhoni must win odi player of the year with his unmatched consistency

    sachin - god ! hmmmm , do i need to say more, he was ultra consistent

    fun part------why is ponting here , call kemar roach or aamir or any pacer he will run away under tabels in ceremony and morne morkel and shane watson really are pathetic selections and and

    ravindra jadeja - well mind you guys you will always see this man in contention -- kudos to him , but always in emerging players list even after 10 years coz he will keep on emerging only and never contribute.

    or say he can win a award - Villian of the year but yes he is talented

  • on August 20, 2010, 3:48 GMT

    Rudi Koertzen will win the umpire of the year, since he retired last month. He'll get the sympathy vote for sure.

    T20 performance should have included Aamir's 5 wkt maiden against AUS in the T20 WC

  • on August 20, 2010, 3:29 GMT

    For those of you wondering why R.Jadega cant be nominated when Umar Akmal can be, you really havnt followed Umar Akmal's career, he has won a few T20s and ODIs for Pakistan. He averaged 50 in tests before Paks tour to ENg (i.e. after touring NZ and AUS he managed to retain a test average of 50), he had made a 100+ and 75 against NZ in NZ on his debut. He made a 102 n.o. off 60 odd balls against SL in an ODI in SL, and i am sure you all remember a few of his T20 innings.

    He is immensely talented but has lost a bit of shine in the last couple of months. He will not win the award most probably, but deserved the nomination. He is a MATCH WINNER, especially in the shorter versions of the game. Can you say the same about Ravi Jadeja?

  • Sachinthetruelegend on August 20, 2010, 3:05 GMT

    Iam so surprised ...... Can anyone tell me that why are Sehwag and Dhoni nominated in ODI player of the year and Test player of the year respectively. they are not the deserving candidates. in my opininon instead ofdhoni kohli is better because last one year comapre the averages of dhoni and kohi...dhoni is failed in both onedays and tests and even he failed in captaincy also .i dont know how ICC nominate the dhoni.. *******SACHIN IS DESERVE FOR ALL THREE CATEGORIES******

    Best ODI player .... THE INDIAN GOD ( SACHIN) Best test player .... SACHIN/AMLA Best player ..... SACHIN Emerging player ...... Eoin Morgan/Warner/Umar Akmal Twenty20 international ...... M.Hussey(100%deserve)

  • on August 20, 2010, 2:44 GMT

    Do not understand how some of these players were nominated. Quite bizarre really. For example, why is Ponting here? Great player yes. Good 2010 no. Both test and odi averages down on his career averages with only 1 century in each format. No disrespect meant and im sure ricky would admit 2010 has not been his best year. Hes not the only one on the lists that should be either. Shane Watson???!!! ave 27 with bat in tests sure hes had a couple of good spells with the ball but he cant be considered for test cricket of the year. His most merorably act was making a fool of himself after getting Gayle out.

  • on August 20, 2010, 2:42 GMT

    Twenty20 international performance of the year: i did see everything but i didnt see the t20 performance of the year as the last over was a maiden for MOHAMMAD AAMER AND HE TOOK 5 WICKETS THAT TOO AGAINST AUSTRALIA cumon this is not ipl everything is like a ticket no pakistan players hate ICC WITH PCB :(

  • nafzak on August 20, 2010, 2:39 GMT

    These lists are nonsense. The stats are skewed. Sri Lankan and Indian batsmen should be in a different category because of all those flat pitches.

  • k726 on August 20, 2010, 2:37 GMT

    CERTAIN SELECTION ABSURD AND PATHETIC

    M.S DHONI OF TEST PLAYER WHAT HAS HE DONE ON TEST, NOT A SINGLE CENTURY, PLENTY OF MISSED STUMPINGS.

    DANIEL VETTORI FOR ONEDAY PLAYER--- MOST OF THE TIME HE IS UNFIT MIKE HUSSSEY FOR ONE DAY --- WHAT KIND OF PERFORMANCE HAS HE MADE PATHETIC.

    RAVINDRA JADEJA--- MOST PATHETIC SELECTION OF ALL TIME INDIA HAS LOST MORE MATCHES BECAUSE OF HIS PERFORMACE ON PRESSURE GAMES HE IS AS BRITTLE AS DRUNKED GUY DRIVING AT 60 KM PER HOUR

  • Jmoney90 on August 20, 2010, 2:19 GMT

    Ricky Ponting is actually the highest run scorer in ODIs of the last year. I was surprised too.

  • Gabbagod on August 20, 2010, 2:13 GMT

    This explains so much !!! They forgat Swanny - now I realise they must have forgotten Johnny Howard as well. He would straighten them right out .....

  • captainzaibee on August 20, 2010, 1:35 GMT

    what rubbish??? y jadeja, ponting, MS Dhoni, Stirling, mitchell johnson and Ryan harris been included?? omg.. n all the umpires on this GOD's earth have been nominated... i mean nomination should only b of three to four top guys n panel shud ve justification for dat.. seem like Aus/India Awards :D

  • spinkingKK on August 20, 2010, 1:26 GMT

    How does this Dhoni gets in all these categories is a big question. Most of the times, I look at the scorecards in any form of cricket, he is either not out with some 20-30 runs or would have been out below 5.

  • on August 20, 2010, 1:04 GMT

    I found some interesting names in the list which I didn't expect. Its not such a good year for Ricky Ponting and Mitchell Johnson to be nominated for cricketer of the year. I don't think Michael Hussey performed well enough to be in One Day list. I was surprised not to find the name of Morgan for One Day format. He was really key in the success of England this year. Finally felt very bad for not finding even a single bowler name from Indian side in any of the formats. This shows the lack of a quality bowler for Indian team.

  • jrm1186 on August 20, 2010, 0:59 GMT

    best ODI player has to be Sachin: great average all the year and who can forget that special knock of 200*!!!!!!!!!! best test player shuld go to hashim amla or swan!!!

  • on August 20, 2010, 0:09 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Kallis (did well even in the IPL) Test player of the year: Mahela Jayawardena ODI player of the year: Tendulkar (200* will surely tilt the scales) Emerging player of the year: Mohamed Amir (and why is Jadega on this list??) Associate and Affiliate player of the year: Kevin O'Brien Twenty20 international performance of the year: Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan (undoubtedly) Women's Cricketer of the Year: May the hottest win Umpire: Hawk-eye

  • on August 19, 2010, 23:24 GMT

    ravindra jadeja ... LOl .... what a joke ...

  • vish1036 on August 19, 2010, 23:15 GMT

    what am i the only one who is missing gayle from cricketer of the year? he dominated the aussies...and carried the west indian batting to a certain extent and no mention?...ryan harris? really? what did he do...he only had a handful of odis to play...ponting? i guess if ur old and still going u can get nominated...bollinger? he did well against mediocre teams..

  • asifkarachi on August 19, 2010, 20:50 GMT

    Graeme Swann performing good in compare to others.he is now become a star for England.he should be considered.

  • GODsDream............WC2011 on August 19, 2010, 20:29 GMT

    Umer Akmal is a good pick ........... If PCB does not suspend him just 4 fun and if he does not argue with any other PAK player over a chocholate (HAHAHAHA) then he easily can be a top batsman... lovely shots he has....Umer Gul must also be there ... I Gues these old men who r in panel do really have some serious memory issues .... whats wrong with Mohammed Amer .... I badly wish if INDIA had a bowler like him , Gul , or Asif .... PAK always had marvalous bowlers .... It seems these nominations have been sold out like tickets or may be auctioned who knows thts why PAK has least nominations and INDIA has max...............

  • on August 19, 2010, 20:28 GMT

    @ Maria Riz - So u dont think Swann should have been nominated???

    Please dont tell me that.

  • KingOwl on August 19, 2010, 20:25 GMT

    I first thought it was a joke, then felt that it HAD to be a joke, but finally realised that it was after all, the ICC. So, it couldn't be a joke, it was just another screwup. How can people make such mistakes and stay in their jobs?? Not where I work, for sure.

  • on August 19, 2010, 20:24 GMT

    Umar Gul should certainly be in there for 20/20 performance, but pakistan as "the best 20/20 team at the moment"??? do me a favour, i cant work out what Ryan Harris, Doug Bollinger, Morne Morkel or Ponting are there for, Amir is the best young upcoming player and he or Morgan should take that award, Tendulkar for ODI, Nobody has mentioned Sangakkara and he has had a really good year, certainly much better than Dhoni

  • GODsDream............WC2011 on August 19, 2010, 20:20 GMT

    I guess Sachin must get atleast 1 award his avg in test for last 1 yr is 80 and in odi's 65 (both are way ahead of others) ........ old man is really doing wonders 4 last 2 yrs......But sangakkara can also snatch from sachin due to captaincy and he next best in both formats in terms of AVG...........Jadeja MAN U REALLY HAV SOME SECRET which is benefitting U exponentially otherwise U r not even a desrving streat cricketer....Ravi Shastri & the panel r u bunch of fools ?????????? ........ We as INDIANS apologise to other countries for inclusion of RAVINDER JADEJA and request ICC to reconsider his nomination............anyways he is not goig 2 get any award in hislife time........what if he did get this time ???????

  • BellCurve on August 19, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    Here are the bowling averages for some of the leading Indian bowlers for the year under review: Harbhajan Singh 46.25 I Sharma 48.28 PP Ojha 42.80 A Mishra 52.25 A Mithun 62.00; here are the batting averages: V Sehwag 85.46 S Tendulkar 81.84 VVS Laxman 84.25 R Dravid 60.63 MDhoni 66.00; I daresay these chaps have been playing on some rather flat pitches

  • gandhala on August 19, 2010, 19:30 GMT

    cricketer of the year : sehwag (cant see any1 better there, list is bad ) test player of the year : tamim iqbal ( this should be motivating factor ) odi player of the year: Cameron White emerging player : mohamad amir

    nomination is just for numbers . MSD(test),pointing,ravindra jadeja,umar akmal, virat kohli,sehwag(odi),michal clark. all skilled but dont deserve to be in nominaion atleast they could have used better fillers

  • on August 19, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli!!!why on earth has ICC nominated them..Was there just a need for filling numbers?looking at this list i feel i can also be nominated..It seems so easy..and where is Umer Gul and Shahid Afridi in T20 nominations?And the Umpire of the Year award!!Well all the Umpires are nominated even Marais Erasmus...The standard has really gone down..

  • on August 19, 2010, 19:14 GMT

    MY PREDICtiON : cricket of the year shud b Hashim Amla OR DALE STEYN Test player of the year : HASHIM AMLA ODI player of the year : Sachin Tendulkar EMERGIN : MORGAN or AAMIR T20 Performance of the yr : Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan or Eoin Morgan 85* v South Africa UMPIRE OF THE YEAR : ALEEM DAR OR SIMON TAUFEL

  • ushakiran on August 19, 2010, 19:06 GMT

    WOWWW...IS IT COMEDY AWARDS .WHT THE BASIS FOR MR. MSD {HAHAHA}.NO PROBLEM WITH JADEJA.IF MSD IS THERE HE SHOULD Be THERE. i.e jadeja is better than msd.sehwag will sweep all awards .

  • Singhe on August 19, 2010, 19:04 GMT

    Well.... Lloyd the egalitarian...... No Swann, no Gul, no Shakib al Hasan, no Chigambura, no Bharath, lots of Dhoni, Ponting....hmmm.

  • on August 19, 2010, 19:00 GMT

    It is all o,k, but derrel Harper is a controversial umpire. In one of the series INDIA & AUSTRALIA he had given wrong decesion againast INDIA in a test series & like so on. In my veiw he is not desirable for AWARD.

  • on August 19, 2010, 18:56 GMT

    on what basis MS Dhoni has been included in the test category. He has scored less runs than Cook (729), Bell 719, Taylor 706. If his wicket keeping and captaincy is considered while nomination than let me tell you that McCullum has scored 610 runs in fewer test matches and Vettori has scored 633 runs @ 48.33 along with 27 wickets and shouldring other important responsibilities in New Zealand cricket. I am an indian but i hate to see the undeserving attention that has been betowed upon MS Dhoni, he has to prove himself in long run like Sachin, sehwag,dravid. plz comment....am i the only one who thinks like that or there are others too

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 19, 2010, 18:54 GMT

    @Manan Dave. Exactly. I have been scratching my head to solve this puzzle. So i was applying all permutations and combinations and none of them gave me the solution. For god sake please don't even compare him with Umar Akmal or Wayne Parnell. They may not be consistent but have shown what they are capable of but same is not the case with Jadeja. He will never learn (he still doesn't know when to run) I f you can drop rohit sharma (i dont like him either) for being inconsistent then why are we persisting with Jadeja. yes he got man of the match for one or atmost 2 instances because the opposition was already under pressure when he came to bowl in the middle overs (not power players) Sehwag and raina can do that job for us we don't need bits and pieces player. A some one pointed out the nominations are just to make up the numbers to satisfy each country What the hell has MSD done to be nominated for test player of the year. VVS as usual is a forgotten story in cricketing fraternities

  • mattjp on August 19, 2010, 18:39 GMT

    @ Vickey Pak: Gul took 5-6 during the 2009 World Twenty20. These awards relate to cricket played from August 2009 to August 2010. Considering Gul was injured and missed the 2010 tournament, I don't think he can really expect to be nominated.

  • Jarr30 on August 19, 2010, 18:29 GMT

    I can see why all the hatred towards R.Jadeja from Indian fans.He made one of the best innings from Tendulkar of 175 go waist. This dude always ends up in Indian oneday line, God knows how?? he can't bat neither bowl but somehow lands up in the playing eleven and now in the emerging players list. What the hell has Umar akmal done apart from his one lucky century in NZ.It's a JOKE....Wait who the hell is Steven Smith & Paul Stirling...can anybody explain???

  • pras69 on August 19, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    I think, other than Sehwag and Tendulkar, nobody from India deserves to be in the list. Jadeja selection is a joke. MS Dhoni is also very surprise selection. To me, Swann, Sehwag, Sachin, Ameer, Bollinger, Amla and Kallis are really deserving candidates. winners should come from these names only.

  • AhmadSaleem on August 19, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    How good was the performance of Mitchel Johnson during last 12 moths? Only three wickets in two tests against a weak and inexperienced batting line in bowler friendly conditions at over 72 a piece. If that is the criteria then Shoaib Malik should have been nominated also

  • on August 19, 2010, 18:25 GMT

    omg........here are supporters of ravinder jadeja...............i m quite surprised

  • wiiCricket on August 19, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    T20 performance - Hussey. Bow Down to the King. That match was single handedly won by Hussey. Nobody deserves that award more than him against the best T20 bowling unit in that match. It is like hitting fastest century against the WI in prime.

  • AhmadSaleem on August 19, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    Can anyone tell me that why are Sehwag and Dhoni nominated in ODI player of the year and Test player of the year respectively? And why didnt they nominate Afridi for ODI player of the year. He made two centuries in Asia cup and has always been decent with ball. It was all about Australia, England and Australia. Cricketer of the year: Ricky Ponting? Most nominations are made on reputations not on recent performances

  • on August 19, 2010, 18:16 GMT

    Loads of rubbish nominations. Oh well . . .

  • Stark62 on August 19, 2010, 18:12 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Amla, Test player of the year: Swann, Asif (took the most wickets in the year) or Sehwag, Odi player of the year: Amla and Emerging player of the year: Amir don't care about the rest.

    What is Harris doing in there?!?! Like Atherton said "ROFL".

  • on August 19, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    WHY NOT UMAR GULL IN T20 NOMINATIONS ?? Had an amazing performance against New Zealand !!

  • Stark62 on August 19, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Amla, Test player of the year: Swann, Asif (took the most wickets in the year) or Sehwag, Odi player of the year: Amla and Emerging player of the year: Amir don't care about the rest.

    What is Harris doing in there?!?! Like Atherton said "ROFL".

  • AhmadSaleem on August 19, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    @ Vickey Pak. That performance of Gul was nominated last year

  • pianofan on August 19, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    Vettori should be in every category. How good does one think he would be if playing on a stronger team. The man is by far the best cricketer on the planet these last few years, and a good captain to boot

  • on August 19, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    M.Asif took more wickets in a test ina a calender year than anyone else. and u r right.this is just..Aus..and india agency. just shame. with so much critisising by english commentators they add swanny. thats proves what this rubbish is all about...

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    very biased i would say ... why is MS Dhoni nominated everywhere ...

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    WELL I M SHOCKED ON THE T20 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS.... THERE IS NO UMAR GUL THERE WHO JUST GOT A WORLD RECORD OF 5-6 AGAINST NEWZEALAND

  • Jan on August 19, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar deserves both ODI and test cricketer of the year. 48 hundreds and a double in ODI..Stunning!! But why is MSD nominated in all 3 categories. Surprise!!

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    ICC is just a cricket union for three countries,,,, india, england and australia..... there is no shahid afridi even in the T20 nominies,,,,,, come on ICC,,,, what enmity u have with Pakistan,,,,, But i think its just a rubbish,,, nothing else

  • General_Craig on August 19, 2010, 17:42 GMT

    The "Umpire of the Year" category is a joke, surely? The nominees are basically the entire Elite Panel. How on earth Daryl Harper can be considered for the award is beyond me. Maybe standards really are dropping.

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:34 GMT

    What surprises me is that Dhoni is considered for the top three categories. He hasnt playd an extremely notable innigs or scored large denominations of runs in tests especially. I'd go for swann as cricketer of the year. Either him or sehwag for test cricketer. One day cricketer to de viliiers. Lastly id pick mohammed amir for emerging cricketer of the year. He is just seventeen< yet is probably on of the best 10 bowlers in the world.

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:23 GMT

    i would like you all to go through sehwag`s ODI record for the period concerned. M: 18, Runs:539, avg 29.94, 50s = 00, 100s = 1. does he deserve a nomination and there only hue and cry about ravinder jadeja

  • East_West on August 19, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    Aamir - Emerging player of the year! Hands down! It is good that he is nominated along with others! Umar is a grear pick too! Morgan is another great pick! It's a blessing for England and not so for Ireland! What about Bollinger? Doesn't he quality for Emerging player! But R JADEJA! Are you kidding me?? I WISH I have connections like this kid! This is a sad state of affairs for India! Virat hasn't done much!

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    @ SACHIN_VVSFAN: Brother We are not making a movie here....You do not need good looks to play cricket if that would have been the case India would surely have lost a Lot of good players....

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:16 GMT

    Y is there a Big issue about the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja in the list of the Upcoming players....I totally disagree with the few comments that have been made about him...If you talking about that list you will find a lot of other names that have not done much to be included in the list. What has Umar Akmal done that he deserves a place there was about Wayne Parnell...!!!

  • abhi.bill on August 19, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    Is it a joke or what? Ravindra Jadeja, a person who can neither win game with bat or ball is in there. Umar Akmal, for some reason still makes it to list. Why not Adrian Barath?The only reason I can understand is filling up numbers... ICC what are you doing? Anyway Amir or Morgan should win this.

  • on August 19, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    on what basis MS Dhoni has been included in the test category. He has scored less runs than Cook (729), Bell 719, Taylor 706. If his wicket keeping and captaincy is considered while nomination than let me tell you that McCullum has scored 610 runs in fewer test matches and Vettori has scored 633 runs @ 48.33 along with 27 wickets and shouldring other important responsibilities in New Zealand cricket. I am an indian but i hate to see the undeserving attention that has been betowed upon MS Dhoni, he has to prove himself in long run like Sachin, sehwag,dravid. plz comment....am i the only one who thinks like that or there are others too

  • on August 19, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    i dont think mohammad asif deserves to be nominated - he's taken too many wickets this year to be considered. And the sky commentators didnt really kick up a fuss about him. Ryan Harris and Doug Bollinger are well worthy of their nominations

  • Siddhartha_90 on August 19, 2010, 16:42 GMT

    I totally agree with spiritwithin ....this guy jadeja is so bad ...a blemish on an otherwise talented indian side.....it's beyond my understanding why he's being given repeated chances ahead of the likes of pathan etc

  • Apache_Indian on August 19, 2010, 16:38 GMT

    @ spiritwithin

    If Ireland's P. Strling can be nominated then why not Ravindra Jadeja ? In a few matches, he has bowled beautifully & has also become Man of the Match. But it is certain that he will NOT win this award.

  • close_call on August 19, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    I cant agree u more with spiritwithin's opinion. Even in my wildest dream, i wont include ravendra jadega in emerging player list.he should have been overlooked.Please ICC ,as swan has been included, pls remove Jadeja from that list. It is disgusting to see him with other players in same category. Even Jadeja wont believe that he has been nominated for this list.Please replace jadeja with some other good and promising cricket player in the list for the sake of cricket.

  • Indydude on August 19, 2010, 16:30 GMT

    What about VVS Laxman as Test Player of the year? He has a better average (84+ for the period under consideration) than most folks on this list, has scored at least a 50 in each match except one, has remained unbeaten in 3 out of 4 2nd innings he has got a chance to bat in and is the new ROCK on the Indian middle/lower order.

  • Kushh on August 19, 2010, 16:28 GMT

    @spiritwithin for being hit for the most number of sixes

  • sani007 on August 19, 2010, 16:23 GMT

    this is so unfair the year PAKISTAN won the Icc T20 worldcup that year is not included pakistan r currently the best t20 team and there is no catergory for that apart frm thebest t20 performance in which superb world record performance of Umar Gul is not even added

  • krajeev on August 19, 2010, 16:21 GMT

    sure. when umar akmal is there why not jadeja?

  • on August 19, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    he should be in the list

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    biased jury n on the 2nd day ov the current oval test nasser hussain said why is graeme swann not in the list and the next day he is in the list so it shows how much control they have in international cricket .. :)... this is ridiculous .. how they change everything ..

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 19, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    @spritwithin Spot On! By nominating Ravinder Jadeja ICC has actually insulted the likes of AMIR, FINN & CO. I can forgive him for the two world cup losses but i will never forgive him for that Aus match where he made sachin's marathon 175 useless.Cannot bat , cannot bowl, not gud looking (excuse me if am harsh) ,not rich, not related to a politician (is he?). Then how the hell is he in INDIAN team?

  • hris on August 19, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Shane Watson ODI player of the year: Shane Watson Test player of the year: Virender Sehwag Emerging player of the year: Mohammad Amir Twenty20 international performance of the year: Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    I also have the same question?? How on earth can Jadeja be even nominated who not only doesn even deserve to b in d Indian team but also should stop playing for the sake d sake of his own good... He was nominated may b cos he was smashed for 6 sixes in 6 balls by Warner and Watson in d T20 WC... :)

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:21 GMT

    The inclusion of Indian players in the lists corroborates the statement that "it is the influential board and various market forces not ICC, that runs the cricket today".

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    A lot of the older players seem to be there on reputation rather than performance over the past 12 months. Then there are some journeymen whose home press proclaim them world-beaters but otherwise are little more than good first-class players. There are some worthy nominees but it is hard to give this any credit when so many don't belong there...

  • bluebillion on August 19, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Swann is a genuine contender for test player of the year. I think this is how the awards will pan out: Cricketer: Tendulkar Test Player: Sehwag ODI Player: Watson Emerging Player: Amir One observation: In ODIs Sehwag has scored 539 runs at an average below 30 and taken all of 5 wickets in the period of 24 August 09 - 10 Aug 10. How does he manage to get a nomination for ODI player of the year???

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on August 19, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Seems like SA was snubbed last time and they scrambled to prevent Eng from being snubbed this time. I've lost all faith in the ceremony, which is a shame for it was exciting to follow until lately. Any such incidents like this in the future should lead to a total overhaul of the selection panel.

  • on August 19, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Ummmmm, why has Ponting made the list? He's not in top 10 test batsman and is only No.9 ODI batsman and has been averaging 20 or 30 most series in both forms over the last year. He's been in horrible form and lost his aura. Bit of a joke really. Dan Vettori has better batting stats!

  • spiritwithin on August 19, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    may i know on what basis RAVINDRA JADEJA is even being considered in da emerging players list???does he really belong there alongwith other nominee's like Amir,Warner,Swann,kemar roach,morgan and co.??????

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  • spiritwithin on August 19, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    may i know on what basis RAVINDRA JADEJA is even being considered in da emerging players list???does he really belong there alongwith other nominee's like Amir,Warner,Swann,kemar roach,morgan and co.??????

  • on August 19, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Ummmmm, why has Ponting made the list? He's not in top 10 test batsman and is only No.9 ODI batsman and has been averaging 20 or 30 most series in both forms over the last year. He's been in horrible form and lost his aura. Bit of a joke really. Dan Vettori has better batting stats!

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on August 19, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Seems like SA was snubbed last time and they scrambled to prevent Eng from being snubbed this time. I've lost all faith in the ceremony, which is a shame for it was exciting to follow until lately. Any such incidents like this in the future should lead to a total overhaul of the selection panel.

  • bluebillion on August 19, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Swann is a genuine contender for test player of the year. I think this is how the awards will pan out: Cricketer: Tendulkar Test Player: Sehwag ODI Player: Watson Emerging Player: Amir One observation: In ODIs Sehwag has scored 539 runs at an average below 30 and taken all of 5 wickets in the period of 24 August 09 - 10 Aug 10. How does he manage to get a nomination for ODI player of the year???

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    A lot of the older players seem to be there on reputation rather than performance over the past 12 months. Then there are some journeymen whose home press proclaim them world-beaters but otherwise are little more than good first-class players. There are some worthy nominees but it is hard to give this any credit when so many don't belong there...

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:21 GMT

    The inclusion of Indian players in the lists corroborates the statement that "it is the influential board and various market forces not ICC, that runs the cricket today".

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    I also have the same question?? How on earth can Jadeja be even nominated who not only doesn even deserve to b in d Indian team but also should stop playing for the sake d sake of his own good... He was nominated may b cos he was smashed for 6 sixes in 6 balls by Warner and Watson in d T20 WC... :)

  • hris on August 19, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Cricketer of the year: Shane Watson ODI player of the year: Shane Watson Test player of the year: Virender Sehwag Emerging player of the year: Mohammad Amir Twenty20 international performance of the year: Michael Hussey 60*v Pakistan

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 19, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    @spritwithin Spot On! By nominating Ravinder Jadeja ICC has actually insulted the likes of AMIR, FINN & CO. I can forgive him for the two world cup losses but i will never forgive him for that Aus match where he made sachin's marathon 175 useless.Cannot bat , cannot bowl, not gud looking (excuse me if am harsh) ,not rich, not related to a politician (is he?). Then how the hell is he in INDIAN team?

  • on August 19, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    biased jury n on the 2nd day ov the current oval test nasser hussain said why is graeme swann not in the list and the next day he is in the list so it shows how much control they have in international cricket .. :)... this is ridiculous .. how they change everything ..