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Tendulkar among four for ICC Cricketer of the Year award

Last updated on: August 26, 2011 21:10 IST

Tendulkar among four for ICC Cricketer of the Year award

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England batsmen Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, Hashim Amla of South Africa and last year's ICC Cricketer of the Year Sachin Tendulkar have all been short-listed for the top honour at the LG ICC Awards 2011.

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to recall Ian Bell after the England batsman was ruled run out by the umpire during the second Test at Trent Bridge earned him a place in the shortlist for ICC Spirit of Cricket award.

The votes have now been cast by the independent 25-person academy and these four men are the ones in the running to receive the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at a glittering ceremony in London on 12 September 2011.

Individual awards shortlist:

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Jonathan Trott (Eng)

ICC Spirit of Cricket

MS Dhoni (Ind) for his recall of Ian Bell during the second Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge, July/August 2011

Jacques Kallis (SA) for twice during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 walking after clarifying with the opposition fielder if they had caught the ball cleanly

 

LG People's Choice Award

Hashim Amla (SA)

MS Dhoni (Ind)

Chris Gayle (WI)

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

Jonathan Trott (Eng)

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Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Getty Images
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ICC Test Player of the Year

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In addition, Trott and Cook are also short-listed for the ICC Test Player of the Year alongside England team-mate James Anderson and South Africa's Jacques Kallis at the eighth annual LG ICC Awards, presented in association with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA).

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Based on the period between 11 August 2010 and 3 August 2011, the LG ICC Awards 2011 -- presented in association with FICA -- take into account performances by players and officials in a remarkable period for the game.

That period includes such high-profile events as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the ICC Intercontinental Cup final, several ICC World Cricket Leagues as well as several bilateral Test and ODI series.

The LG ICC Awards ceremony is now in its eighth year and this year it will be held in London, England. Previous ceremonies were held in London (2004), Sydney (2005), Mumbai (2006), Johannesburg (2007 and 2009), Dubai (2008) and Bengaluru (2010).

ICC Test Player of the Year
James Anderson (Eng)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Jonathan Trott (Eng)

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Image: Alastair Cook

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ICC ODI Player of the Year

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Amla is also in contention for the ICC ODI Player of the Year award and he is short-listed in that category alongside Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, Australia's Shane Watson and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winner Gautam Gambhir of India.

Gambhir, who struggled with injuries in the Test series, also found a place in the shortlist.

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The long-lists were made by a five-man ICC selection panel, chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd. The panel also includes former captains Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan and England's Mike Gatting and New Zealand's Danny Morrison and South Africa's Paul Adams.

The short-lists were created after the individual player awards were voted for by an academy of 25 highly credentialed cricket personalities from around the world. The academy includes a host of former players, respected members of the media as well as representatives of the Emirates Elite Panels of ICC Umpires and ICC Match Referees.

ICC ODI Player of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Shane Watson (Aus)

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T20 Performance of the Year

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The Twenty20 International (T20I) Performance of the Year sees New Zealand's Tim Southee short-listed alongside England's Tim Bresnan, Australia's Shane Watson and South Africa's JP Duminy.

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This year's LG ICC Awards includes 10 individual prizes, including the LG People's Choice Award and also features a newly designed Spirit of Cricket Award which honours a moment by an international player that has most adhered to the Spirit of Cricket. This award is nominated and voted for by the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
Tim Bresnan (Eng)  3-10-3-4 v Pakistan, Cardiff, 7 September 2010
JP Duminy (SA)  96 not out (54b, 10x4, 4x6) v Zimbabwe, Kimberley, 10 October 2010
Tim Southee (NZ)  4-1-18-5 v Pakistan, Auckland, 26 December 2010
Shane Watson (Aus)  59 (31b, 6x4, 3x6) v England, Adelaide, 12 January 2011

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ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year

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The nominations from the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year were decided after a committee of former players, current administrators and journalists created a long-list. This in turn was broken down into a short-list by a separate 25-person voting academy.

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This year's short-list for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year sees last year's winner, Australia's Shelley Nitschke, on the list again, alongside West Indies' Stafanie Taylor and England duo of Lydia Greenway and Charlotte Edwards.

ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year
Charlotte Edwards (Eng)
Lydia Greenway (Eng)
Shelley Nitschke (Aus)
Stafanie Taylor (WI)

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ICC Umpire of the Year

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The David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year award was voted on by the 10 current Test captains and the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and is partly based on the umpires' performance statistics.

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This year's nominees are 2009 and 2010 ICC Umpire of the Year Aleem Dar and five-time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel, along with Austalia's Steve Davis and Ian Gould of England. All four short-listed candidates, coincidentally, were part of the Playing Control Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final in Mumbai on 2 April 2011.

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
Ian Gould
Simon Taufel

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ICC Emerging Player of the Year

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The ICC Emerging Player of the Year nominees short-list features two players from the West Indies - Devendra Bishoo and Darren Bravo and two from Pakistan, Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali. 

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To qualify for that award a player must be under the age of 26 at the start of the observation period and have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs and/or five T20Is at the start of the voting period.

ICC Emerging Player of the Year
Azhar Ali (Pak)
Devendra Bishoo (WI)
Darren Bravo (WI)
Wahab Riaz (Pak)

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ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year

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The ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year award serves to recognise and reward the efforts in all international matches of the outstanding cricketers from the teams outside the ICC Full Members.

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This year's short-list sees the return of 2008 and 2010 winner, Ryan ten Doeschate of the Netherlands, who is joined by Ireland pair of Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien while Hamid Hassan of Afghanistan rounds off the shortlist for that category.

ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year
Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned)
Hamid Hassan (Afg)
Kevin O'Brien (Ire)
Paul Stirling (Ire)

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