Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday unveiled nominations for the PCB Awards 2020, the results of which will be announced on their digital platforms on Friday.
“The short-lists for 12 categories, including ten individual categories. Have been finalised by an independent panel comprising highly respected and distinguished cricket personalities,” PCB stats.
“In short-listing the nominees, the independent jury did not limit itself to just player performances. But also took into account various other factors, such as the opponent, impact, value and contribution of the players in the matches and/or during the period under consideration,” it added.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam, T20I specialist Mohammad Hafeez and fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi have been short-listed in three categories.
Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah and Shan Masood have been nominated in two categories each.
Test Cricketer of the Year and Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year categories. While Hafeez has been short-listed in the Individual Performance of the Year. White-Ball Cricketer of the Year and Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year categories.
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Apart from Hafeez, Naseem, Shan and Fawad Alam have been short-listed as well. Fawad has been included for his 102 in the first Test against New Zealand which finished in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday.
The four nominees for the Domestic Cricketer of the Year are Hasan Ali, Kamran Ghulam, Saud Shakeel and Zahid Mahmood.
Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Rohail Nazir and Qasim Akram have been short-listed in the Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year category.
Spirit of Cricket Award and Corporate Achievement of the Year nomination were also decided by the independent jury. Whereas the four umpires shortlisted on the recommendation of the match referees and six First XI Cricket Association captains are Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Ghaffar Kazmi and Shozab Raza.