Photo Courtesy: Sudatta Mukherjee
Vijay Zol received his award from Chandrakant Pandit; Photo Courtesy: Sudatta Mukherjee


June 2, 2014


In the 17th CEAT cricket award that is presently being held at the Trident hotel, Mumbai, the Young Indian Cricketer of the Year Award was won by India’s Under-19 skipper Vijay Zol.


“I feel the margin of error is really low in international cricket,” said Zol talking about his experience with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side. He added that it was an excellent experience sharing the dressing-room with some of the greats and that it had been quite a learning experience for him.


The CEAT awards was first introduced in 1995.  The Player ratings in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) take into consideration number of runs scored, number of wickets taken, number of catches taken and number of wicketkeeping dismissals in an innings. The player ratings for Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) additionally takes into consideration the economy rate of bowlers. Points are awarded on the basis of minimum runs scored or wickets taken, with bonuses for extra runs or wickets.