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LG ICC People’s Choice Award 2013: MS Dhoni named winner by fans; makes ODI team of the year

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photo Courtesy – ICC.

Mumbai: Dec 3, 2013


11:40 AM: This year it would be a television show and Dave Richardson explains that it is because of the international calendar.


Why no Virat Kohli in ODI team? Richardson says, “Without having the stats, he would be one player who could consider himself unlucky. He has been recognized one of the best one-day players in the world. With these awards, it is more a case of who gets left out or in. Tremendous competition for places, he might be unlucky. His performances in recent times have been phenomenal.”


“What has ODI playing conditions, we have had numerous changes in recent times. Want to keep playing conditions stable and consistent. Conditions vary across the world, on a good pitch int he sub-continent, bowlers find it difficult. But overall, we see that the total number of runs has remained constant. We introduced the new regulations to make to more attacking. Wickets fall and so do runs get scored. Overall, they have been a success, but the cricket committee would look at it again,” Richardson says.


“For ICC events, we give directions to the hosts for the preparation for the pitch. Will be the same for the next as it was for the 2011 tournament in Australia. We want pitches which would have good bounce, but not too much lateral movement,” Richardson says about the playing conditions for next World Cup.


11:30 AM: ODI Team of the Year: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shikhar Dhawan, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Saeed Ajmal, Mitchell Starc, James Anderson, Lasith Malinga, 12th man: Mitch McClenaghan.


Test Team of the Year: Alastair Cook (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (wk), Graeme Swann, Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Vernon Philander. 12th man: Ravichandran Ashwin.


11:25 AM: Howard Lee to announce the People’s Choice Award winner. The winner of the award is MS Dhoni. He has sent his message, “This is one of the awards that have given me tremendous satisfaction, since it comes from the key stakeholders of the game – the fans.”


11:15 AM:  Richardson is now addressing the gathering and will announce the nominations of the ICC Awards. The selection panel was chaired by Anil Kumble. It included the likes of Alec Stewart, Waqar Younis and Graeme Pollock.


Player of the Year nominations: Hashim Amla, James Anderson, Michael Clarke, Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara


Test cricketer of the year: Hashim Amla, Ravichandran Ashwin, James Anderson, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dale Steyn, Michael Clarke.


ODI Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal, Shikhar DHawan, MS Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ravindra Jadeja, Kumar Sangakkara.


Womens’ Player of the year: Suzie Bates, Charlotte Edwards, Stefanie Taylor, Medg Lanning, Anya Shrubsole,


ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc.


ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year: Kyle Coetzer, Kevin O Brien, Ed Joyce, Navroz Mangal.


T20 International Performance of the Year: Umar Gul, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Ajantha Mendis.


ICC Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year: Suzie Bates, Sarah Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Meg Lanning, Shanel Daley.


Umpire of the Year: The whole elite panel has been nominated.


Spirit of Cricket Award: Mahela Jayawardene, he walked when he was given not out. He was on 91 and Sri Lanka were in trouble against New Zealand. Farhad Reza: Against Pakistan at the ICC World T20 2012. He signalled a six when the ball hit the boundary while talking.



Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the LG ICC Award 2013 nominations. The winner of the People’s Choice Award. Indian favourites Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli have been nominated for the said award along with Australia’s Michael Clarke, England’s Alastair Cook and South Africa’s AB de Villiers. So, plenty of captains there. The ceremony will begin in some time and we are getting ready for the announcements. Dave Richardson, the ICC Chief Executive is present at the venue.

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