ICC announces Player of the Month awards starting January; Pant, Root others in contention

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Jan 27, 7:06 AM

For instant recognition of the players across all formats of the game among male and female cricketers, the International Cricket Council has brought in the ICC Player of the Month awards that will be decided after voting from an independent ICC Voting Academy. The academy will be composed of former players, broadcasters, and journalists from around the world, the ICC said in its statement.

The award will commence from the ongoing January month of this year which according to the council has seen many stellar performances.

ICC has named performances from newcomers such as Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, T. Natarajan, Rishabh Pant, Rahmanullah Gurbaj along with experienced players such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, Steve Smith. ICC has also mentioned the performances of Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Nida Dar who will represent female cricketers in the awards.

Disclosing the nomination process for the monthly awards, ICC said that three entries will be taken for each category by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee on the basis of the performances and achievement of players in that particular calendar month.

Then, the ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world will vote for their best performances of the month. The Voting Academy will retain 90 per cent of the vote while the fans of the game will retain 10 per cent of the vote and they will submit the vote on ICC website on the first day of every month. The council said that the winner of the award will be disclosed on every second Monday of the following month.

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