By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 15, 2012
West Indian spinner Sunil Narine won the Emerging Cricketer of the Year award at the LG International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual awards held at Colombo on Saturday.
Narine, who made Test debut against England this year has grabbed 12 wickets in three Tests while has 28 wickets in 15 ODIs.
The ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year nominees were New Zealand's Doug Bracewell, Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal, West Indies Sunil Narine and Australia's James Pattinson.
This year's ICC Awards includes 11 individual prizes, including the People's Choice Award and features the new ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year awards.
The long-lists of nominations 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 international players Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu, Clare Connor of England, Carl Hooper of West Indies and Tom Moody of Australia.