ICC news December 3, 2013

Dhoni nominated for two individual ICC awards

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Along side being named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year, MS Dhoni is also in the running for two ICC individual awards - Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year. Kumar Sangakkara has also been nominated for those two categories while Hashim Amla, James Anderson and Michael Clarke are in the running for the Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards. Misbah-ul-Haq, shortlisted for the ODI Cricketer of the Year, is the only player among these nominees who is not part of the Teams of the Year.

The Emerging Cricketer of the Year shortlist features Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root and Mitchell Starc. To qualify for this award, a player must be under the age of 26 and have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs and/or five T20Is at the start of the performance period.

The performance period for the awards, to be announced on December 14, is between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013. The longlists of nominations for each award were put together by a five-person ICC selection panel, before a 32-member voting academy trimmed the nominees to the shortlists.

The selection panel was chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble, also the chairman of the ICC cricket committee. The panel also includes former internationals Alec Stewart of England, Catherine Campbell of New Zealand, Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Graeme Pollock of South Africa, while the academy includes former players, members of the media as well as representatives of the ICC elite panels of umpires and match referees.

The David Shepherd Trophy for the Umpire of the Year award was voted on by the 10 current Test captains and the elite panel of match referees and is partly based on the umpires' performance statistics. The nominees are the 12 umpires in the elite panel.

Dhoni won the People's Choice award, becoming the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Sangakkara to be given the prize. Clarke, Alastair Cook, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were also nominated for the award.*

Shortlists

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla, James Anderson, Michael Clarke, Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla, James Anderson, R Ashwin, Michael Clarke, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dale Steyn

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year
Saeed Ajmal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ravindra Jadeja, Kumar Sangakkara

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year
Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Charlotte Edwards (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Anya Shrubsole (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year
Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
Kevin O'Brien (Ireland), Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Ed Joyce (Ireland), Nawroz Mangal (Afghanistan)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
Umar Gul, 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, Centurion, March 3, 2013
Martin Guptill, 101* (69b, 9x4, 6x6) v South Africa, East London, December 23, 2012
Brendon McCullum, 123 (58b, 11x4, 7x6) v Bangladesh, Pallekele, September 21, 2012
Ajantha Mendis, 4-2-8-6 v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, September 18, 2012

ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year
Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Shanel Daley (West Indies), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Meg Lanning (Australia), Sarah Taylor (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rodney Tucker

*1036 GMT, December 4, 2013. The piece was updated with news of Dhoni's award.

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  • electrci_loco_WAP4 on December 5, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    I donot know how some people assume that their players have supporters from all over the world. Not even a good away player or a good captain! A captain who leads the team to victory will obviously get the People's Choice Award. Dhoni deserves the award than anyone else. He is more popular just because of his leadership quality, batting and fielding ability. He can won matches single-handedly. I think even youngsters like Kohli or Jadeja can be considered above some tired and failed players.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    My guess for awards, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year:- Hashim Amla(SA) ICC Test Cricketer of the Year:- Micheal Ckarke(AUS) or Dale steyn(SA) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year:- Kumar Sangakkara(SL) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year:- Cheteashwar Pujara(IND) ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year:- Umar gul(PAK) ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year:- may be Kevin o'Brien(IRE)

    Don't know about women;s cricket..............

  • Blade-Runner on December 4, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    My question is, why Sangakkara wasn't considered for the People's Choice Award. Was it because other nominees wouldn't stand a chance against him, given the fact that he's won this award last 2 years in a row ? He is the most popular Cricketer in the world due to his commanding batsmanship, sportsmanship, personality, good look and everything. Its unfair that if he wasn't considered just to give a chance to somebody else.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    so much talking going on about kholi. but what about dilshan, he was the second highest runs scorer after sangakkara with better average during consideration period but he was not even nominated.........lol

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 4, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Sangakkara played 9 matches away in which he got one hundred. Dhavan played all 14 matches away in which he scored 3 hundreds. Now, you can decide.

  • dummy4fb on December 4, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    so much debate going on kohli but if nobody noticed team selction was made forn july 2012 to july 2013 performance so kohli doesnt fit in for that period

  • dummy4fb on December 4, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Kohli should be in ODI nomination and ODI team, Ajmal should be in test team and nomination, Misbah should be in ODI team, Jimmy don't deserves a place but philender deserves.

  • dummy4fb on December 4, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    No Virat Kohli..??????????????????????????

  • sachin_vvsfan on December 4, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Surprised to not see Kholi at all. This should give him more kick in SA. Amla may bag the test cricketer award and Pujara for emerging and dhawan/sangakakra for ODI

  • android_user on December 4, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    kohli should naminate

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