Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin nominated for new ICC Player of Month awards for January


India’s senior off-spinner R Ashwin and swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had been on Wednesday nominated for the newly-introduced participant of the month awards by the International Cricket Council.

Besides Ashwin and Pant, two different Indians — Mohammed Siraj and T Natarajan — are additionally within the fray. All of them performed a stellar function in India’s current historic Test collection win towards Australia.

The world physique mentioned the awards will recognise the very best performances of each female and male cricketers throughout all types of worldwide cricket all year long.

Other gamers 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.

Fans are invited to vote on-line each month to award their favorite female and male cricketers throughout all codecs of worldwide cricket performed in that month, the ICC mentioned in a launch.

An impartial ICC Voting Academy comprising former gamers, broadcasters and journalists from all over the world will group up with followers to vote for the winners.

Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager of Cricket mentioned: “The ICC Player of the Month is a good way to attach with followers of the game and have fun performances of their favorite gamers by the 12 months.

“It gives us all an opportunity to acknowledge world class performances on the field by male and female cricketers and they have been in abundance throughout January.”

The three nominees for every of the classes can be decided by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee based mostly on on-field performances and general achievements through the interval of that month (the primary to the final day of every calendar month.)

The Voting Academy will submit its votes by e-mail and can retain a 90 per cent share of the vote. Subsequently, on the primary day of every month, followers registered with the ICC will be capable of submit votes by way of the ICC web site and may have a ten per cent share of the vote.

Winners can be introduced each second Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.


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