The ICC today announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards which recognize and celebrate the best performances across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards which recognize and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
Fans have been treated to some sensational cricket during the month of January making the inaugural player of the month awards a highly competitive affair and they can now vote on www.icc-cricket.com for their favorite ICC Player of the Month (January).
ICC Men’s Player of the Month January Nominees:
Rishabh Pant played two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 at Sydney to ensure a draw before an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane that led India to a historic series win against arch-rival Australia
England Captain Joe Root played two Tests against Sri Lanka, where he scored 228 and 186 and led his team to a 2-0 Test series victory.
The third nominee in the category, Ireland’s Paul Stirling played two ODIs v UAE and three ODIs v Afghanistan, where he scored three centuries.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month January Nominees:
Diana Baig of Pakistan played three ODIs and two T20Is against South Africa, where she led the wicket-takers with nine wickets in the three-match ODI series against South Africa.
South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail also played three ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan and took seven wickets.
South Africa’s all-rounder Marizanne Kapp who is the third nominee in the category played two ODIs and two T20Is against Pakistan.
ICC Player of the Month voting process:
Every month, three nominees for each category would be decided by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee. These nominations would be based on performances and overall achievements of cricketers during a calendar month.
This nominated shortlist would next be voted for by the autonomous Voting Academy as well as cricket fans across the globe. The Voting Academy would submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share in the total votes.
ICC Voting Academy for ICC Player of the Month January 2021:
Afghanistan: Hameed Qayoomi and Javed Hamim, Australia: Adam Collins and Lisa Sthalekar, Bangladesh: Tarek Mahmoud and Mohammad Isam, England: Kalika Mehta and Claire Taylor, Ireland: Ian Callender and Isobel Joyce, India: Mona Parthsarathi and VVS Laxman, New Zealand: Mark Geenty and John Wright, Pakistan: Sohail Imran and Ramiz Raja, South Africa: Firdose Moonda and Jonty Rhodes, Sri Lanka: Champika Fernando and Russel Arnold, West Indies: Ian Bishop and Andy Roberts, Zimbabwe: Tristan Holme and Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Others: AKS Satish and Preston Mommsen