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Ireland dominate in ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year for LG Awards nominations

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 10:28 AM


It's that time of year again and the LG ICC Awards 2012 are just around the corner. The ceremony is to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 on September 15.

There are many categories and lots of awards up for grabs, Europe has great presence in the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award this year. The award serves to recognise and reward the efforts in all international matches of the outstanding cricketers from the teams outside the ICC Full Members. This year, Ireland boasts the most number of nominees once again, this time with six names on the list, while Netherlands, Afghanistan, UAE and Canada have one each.

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
Shaiman Anwar (UAE)
Peter Borren (Neth)
George Dockrell (Ire)
Trent Johnston (Ire)
Ed Joyce (Ire)
John Mooney (Ire)
Kevin O'Brien (Ire)
Hiran Patel (Can)
Paul Stirling (Ire)
Dawlat Zadran (Afg)

New ICC Chief Executive David Richardson says, "The LG ICC Awards presents a wonderful opportunity for the ICC, along with thousands of cricket fans, to acknowledge and reward the brilliant performances of the world?s best cricketers."

"It is also a chance to look back on some of the great feats witnessed in the past year in international cricket across FTP Test and ODI series, numerous Associate and Affiliate Member fixtures, including the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 plus the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in 2011. This will be the ninth edition of the Awards and once again the voting academy will face a tough task in deciding who will be victorious on the night," he added.

For the third time, this year's awards feature the category, the LG People's Choice Award. This award will be chosen by cricket fans around the world who will get a chance to vote for their favourite player online from a short-list of five cricketers.

Those five cricketers - Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, Vernon Philander, Jacques Kallis and James Anderson - who were selected by the ICC selection panel and released to the public for voting earlier this month, were chosen on the basis of some innovative parameters, in line with the values that embody the LG brand, such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

Cricket fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the cricketer of their choice online until 31 August at www.facebook.com/cricketicc.

For information on the rest of the categories click here



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