Sobers and Pollock will grace the final podium

WCOC Press Release

March 12, 2003

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Two cricket legends, Sir Garfield Sobers of the West Indies and Graeme Pollock of South Africa, will hand over the major individual awards at the presentation ceremony following the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in Johannesburg on March 23.

Gary Sobers will present the Man of the Tournament award - a gold trophy worth R500,000 - and Graeme Pollock will hand over a special gold watch to the Man of the Match.

Both awards have been produced and donated by the Gold Mining Industry of South Africa.

Dr Ali Bacher, Executive Director of CWC 2003, said today: "There is no question that Gary and Graeme are the two greatest left-hand batsmen the game has seen. There is also no debate that Gary Sobers is the greatest allrounder of all time. It will be an honour therefore to have two truly greats of the game on the podium after the Final."

The Man of the Tournament is decided according to a points system that has run from the first match of CWC 2003. Each Man of the Match receives 3 points and the two players in closest contention in each match earn 2 and 1 points respectively. For each match, the adjudicator is the Match Referee.

The Man of the Tournament is the player with the highest aggregate of points. At this stage, the top 3 on the list are India's Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, and Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas.

An updated table of contenders will be released on completion of the Super Six round.

SIR GARFIELD SOBERS CAREER STATISTICS

TESTS M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 109

Balls M R W Ave BBI 5 10 SR Bowling 21599 974 7999 235 34.03 6-73 6 0 91.9

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS

M I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 1

O M R W Ave BBI 4w 5w SR Bowling 10.3 3 31 1 31.00 1-31 0 0 63.0

FIRST-CLASS (career: 1952/53 - 1974) M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 383 609 93 28314 365* 54.87 86 121 407

Balls M R W Ave BBI 5 10 SR Bowling 70789 2890 28941 1043 27.74 9-49 36 1 67.8

ALL LIMITED OVERS MATCHES (career: 1963 - 1974) M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 94 92 21 2719 116* 38.29 1 18 41

Balls R W Ave BBI 4w 5w SR Bowling 4387 2393 109 21.95 5-43 4 1 40.2

GRAEME POLLOCK CAREER STATISTICS

TESTS M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 23 41 4 2256 274 60.97 7 11 17

O M R W Ave BBI 5 10 SR Bowling 69 17 204 4 51.00 2-50 0 0 103.5

FIRST-CLASS (career: 1960/61 - 1986/87) M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct Batting & Fielding 262 437 54 20940 274 54.67 64 99 248

Balls M R W Ave BBI 5 10 SR Bowling 3743 129 2062 43 47.95 3-46 0 0 87.0

ALL LIMITED OVERS MATCHES (career: 1969/70 - 1986/87) M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Batting & Fielding 118 112 19 4656 222* 50.06 12 25 45 0

Balls R W Ave Bowling 63 59 0 -

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