Eight Pakistani which include five men cricketers, one female cricketer and two umpires have been nominated for ICC Awards.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been selected for international Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year Award. The winner of this award receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.
Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been nominated for the One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year Award where as Azhar Ali and Adnan Akmal has been nominated for the emerging player category. Pakistan woman cricketer Bismah Maroof has been nominated for the women’s cricketer of the year award.
Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar who won last two years Umpire of the Year Award, will again be competing for the David Shepherd Trophy, along with Asad Rauf.
Five cricketers have been nominated for the People’s Choice Award, which include Indian World Cup winning Captain MS Dhoni, Jonathan Trott, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle and South Africa’s Hashim Amla.
The long-lists of nominations were made by a five-man selection panel, which included Clive Lloyd, Danny Morrison, Mike Gatting, Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas and Paul Adams.
The awards ceremony will be held in London on 12th September.
The nominations for LG ICC Awards 2011:
( each category will be reduced to a short-list in due course)
Cricketer of the year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy): Hashim Amla, Chris Tremlett, Jonathan Trott, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakkara, Andrew Strauss, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Sachin Tendulkar,
Test player of the year: Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Tremlett, Jonathan Trott, Hashim Amla, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Dale Steyn, Graeme Swann, AB de Villiers, Alastair Cook, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shane Watson
ODI player of the year: Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, Lasith Malinga, Michael Clarke, MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Hafeez, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahela Jayawardene, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Saeed Ajmal, Tim Southee, Dale Steyn, Shakib Al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara, Graeme Swann, Shane Watson, Jonathan Trott, and AB de Villiers,
Women’s cricketer of the year: Bismah Maroof, Laura Marsh, Cri-zelda Britz, Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Sara McGlashan, Shandre Fritz, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Raut, Stafanie Taylor, Shelley Nitschke, Leah Poulton and Anisa Mohammed
Emerging player of the year: Hamish Bennett, Devendra Bishoo, Colin Ingram, Abhinav Mukund, Adnan Akmal, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Azhar Ali, Wahab Riaz and Kane Williamson
Associate and Affiliate player of the year: Ryan ten Doeschate, George Dockrell, Saqib Ali, Paul Stirling, Ashish Bagai Hamid Hassan, Nawroz Mangal, Andrew White, Gary Wilson, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien andMohammad Shahzad.
Twenty20 international performance of the year: JP Duminy 96* v Zimbabwe, TT Bresnan 4 for 3 v Pakistan, CJ Chibhabha 52 runs v South Africa, SR Watson 59 v England, GC Smith 58 runs v Zimbabwe, TG Southee 5 for 18 v Pakistan and SA Fritz 116* v Netherlands Women
Umpire of the year (David Shepherd Trophy): Aleem Dar, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Billy Bowden, Steve Davis, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Rod Tucker Kumar Dharmasena and Billy Doctrove,
People’s choice award: Hashim Amla, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara and Jonathan Trott.