DUBAI: India’s senior off-spinner R Ashwin and swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant ended up on Wednesday nominated for the freshly-introduced player of the month awards by the Intercontinental Cricket Council.
Besides Ashwin and Pant, two other Indians — Mohammed Siraj and T Natarajan — are also in the fray. All of them performed a stellar purpose in India’s new historic Exam series acquire versus Australia.
The entire world overall body stated the awards will recognise the very best performances of equally male and woman cricketers throughout all sorts of intercontinental cricket through the yr.
Other players named for the awards for January are England captain Joe Root, star Australia batsman Steve Smith, Rahmanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan, Marizanne Kapp and Nadine de Klerk of South Africa and Nida Dar of Pakistan.
Lovers are invited to vote online each and every thirty day period to award their favourite male and feminine cricketers throughout all formats of worldwide cricket played in that month, the ICC stated in a release.
An unbiased ICC Voting Academy comprising former gamers, broadcasters and journalists from close to the entire world will group up with admirers to vote for the winners.
Geoff Allardice, ICC Normal Supervisor – Cricket reported: “The ICC Participant of the Thirty day period is a wonderful way to join with fans of the sport and celebrate performances of their favourite players as a result of the year.
“It offers us all an prospect to accept environment course performances on the discipline by male and female cricketers and they have been in abundance in the course of January.”
The a few nominees for each and every of the groups will be established by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee centered on on-subject performances and overall achievements all through the time period of that month (the initial to the very last day of each calendar month.)
The Voting Academy will post its votes by electronic mail and will keep a 90 for each cent share of the vote. Subsequently, on the to start with working day of each month, fans registered with the ICC will be in a position to post votes by using the ICC website and will have a 10 for every cent share of the vote.
Winners will be introduced every single 2nd Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.