Smriti Mandhana Virat Kohli Harmanpreet Kaur BCCI Polly Umrigar CK Nayudu Awards Pankaj Roy Anshuman Gaekwad Diana Edulji Sudha Shah Krunal Pandya
From left: Smriti Mandhana, Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet Kaur © Getty Images

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will honour Virat Kohli with the Polly Umrigar Award for Best International Cricketer for both 2016-17 and 2017-18. Harmanpreet Kaur will be the inaugural recipient of the Best International Cricketer of the Year — Female, for 2016-17. Smriti Mandhana will be honoured with the same for her performances in 2017-18. The awards will be given out at the BCCI Awards Ceremony at Bengaluru on June 12, 2018. BCCI announced the same on their website today.

BCCI has rechristened four awards in remembrance of Jagmohan Dalmiya. The recipients will be the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the Under-16 Vijay Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketers in women’s cricket. BCCI has also raised prize money for nine categories from INR 50 thousands to INR 1.5 lakhs.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has been adjudged the best State Association owing to their consistent performances in the BCCI domestic tournaments for 2016-17 while the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) won the same for 2017-18.

Anshuman Gaekwad and Pankaj Roy (posthumously) will be honoured with the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. Here is the full list of awards:

BCCI Awards recipients 2016-17 and 2017-18
Award Recipient (2016-17) Recipient (2017-18) Award Value
Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award Anshuman Gaekwad Late Pankaj Roy Citation, trophy, INR 25 lakhs
BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for Women Sudha Shah Diana Edulji (declined) Citation, trophy, INR 25 lakhs
BCCI Special Award Abbas Ali Baig Late Budhi Kunderan Citation, trophy, INR 15 lakhs
Late Naren Tamhane - Citation, trophy, INR 15 lakhs
Polly Umrigar Award Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Citation, trophy, INR 15 lakhs
Best International Cricketer — Women Harmanpreet Kaur Smriti Mandhana Citation, trophy, INR 15 lakhs
Lala Amarnath Award (Best All-Rounder in Ranji Trophy) Parvez Rasool Jalaj Saxena Trophy, INR 5 lakhs
Lala Amarnath Award (Best All-Rounder in Domestic Limited-Over Competitions) Krunal Pandya Diwesh Pathania Trophy, INR 5 lakhs
Madhavrao Scindia Award (Highest Scorer in Ranji Trophy) Priyank Panchal Mayank Agarwal Trophy, INR 2.5 lakhs
Madhavrao Scindia Award (Highest Wicket-Taker in Ranji Trophy) Shahbaz Nadeem Jalaj Saxena Trophy, INR 2.5 lakhs
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest Scorer in Col. CK Nayudu Trophy) Ekant Sen Aryaman Birla Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest Wicket-Taker in Col. CK Nayudu Trophy) Karan Kaila Tejas Baroka Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest Scorer in Cooch Behar Trophy) Jonty Sidhu Yash Rathod Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest Wicket-Taker in Cooch Behar Trophy) Rahul Singh Ayush Jamwal Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy (Highest Scorer in Vijay Merchant Trophy) Thakur Tilak Varma Nithish Kumar Reddy Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy (Highest Wicket-Taker in Vijay Merchant Trophy) Rohit Dattatraya Reshu Raj Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy (Best Woman Cricketer — Senior Domestic) Punam Raut Deepti Sharma Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy (Best Woman Cricketer — Junior Domestic) Jemimah Rodrigues Jemimah Rodrigues Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket Anil Dandekar Yeshwant Berde Trophy, INR 1.5 lakhs
Best Performance in BCCI Domestic Tournaments CAB DDCA Memento

Vinod Rai, Chairman, CoA, said: “I congratulate all the winners of the BCCI Annual Awards. The last two years have been fabulous for Indian Cricket with both the men and women’s teams doing very well. We are proud of their achievements and this is our small way of acknowledging their on-field efforts.”

Diana Edulji, member, CoA, said: “This year we will be presenting awards for the past two seasons and it is going to be a big occasion ahead of the historic Test against Afghanistan. For the first time, an award category for the best International Cricketer (Woman) has been introduced and it is a step in the right direction.” Edulji, nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award for Women, declined the award.

BCCI Acting President CK Khanna said: “The BCCI Annual Awards is an occasion where former greats of the game, the present generation and the stars of tomorrow come under one roof. For BCCI, it is an opportunity to show its gratitude towards cricketers who enrich this game with their skills and hard work.”

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said: “Every year we have champion players delivering champion performances. Awards help boost a player’s confidence and we only hope that we get more noteworthy performances in the season to follow.”