Calcutta: Virat Kohli, the leading run-scorer in ODIs this year, on Monday, was nominated in two different categories for the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s awards, which will be held in Colombo.
Virat was nominated for the Cricketer of the Year award as well as for the ODI Cricketer of the Year award.
Apart from Virat, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener Gautam Gambhir have also been nominated for the ODI Cricketer of the Year award. However, India don’t have a single nomination in the Test Cricketer of the Year award.
Moving to other awards, Sachin Tendulkar has once again been nominated for the People’s Choice award. He had won the award in 2010.
Those nominated for the People's Choice award also include Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, South Africans Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis and England's James Anderson.
For the third time, fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner, this time by accessing an application on the ICC’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com / cricketicc.
In women’s category, Mithali Raj has been nominated for ODI Cricketer of the Year and T20I Cricketer of the Year.
m Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak); Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander (both SA); Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook (both Eng); Michael Clarke (Aus); Virat Kohli (Ind); Kumar Sangakkara (SL); Stafanie Taylor (WI)
m Test Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak); Hashim Amla; Jacques Kallis, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers (all SA); Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior (all Eng); Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels (both WI); Michael Clarke (Aus), Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
m Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal (both Pak); Shane Watson and Michael Clarke (both Aus); Alastair Cook and Steven Finn (both Eng); Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir (all Ind); Shakib-al Hasan (Bang); Lasith Malinga and Kumar Sangakkara (both SL); Brendon McCullum (NZ); Morne Morkel (SA); Sunil Narine (WI); Brendan Taylor (Zim)
m Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell (both NZ), Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne (both SL); Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins (all Aus), Nasir Hossain (Bng), Junaid Khan (Pak), Tino Mawoyo (Zim), Sunil Narine (WI)
m Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year: Shaiman Anwar (UAE), Peter Borren (Neth), George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Paul Stirling and Kevin ’Brien (all Ire), Hiral Patel (Can), Dawlat Zadran (Afg)
mTwenty20 International Performance of the Year: Ravi Bopara (Eng); Tillekaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Mendis (SL); Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine (WI); Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (NZ); Mohammed Hafeez (Pak); Alex Hales (Eng); Richard Levi (SA); Elias Sunny (Bang)
m Spirit of Cricket Award: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak); Jacques Kallis (SA); Kieron Pollard (WI); Daniel Vettori (NZ); AB de Villiers (SA);
m ICC Umpire of the Year: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel, Rod Tucker
m People’s Choice Award: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind); James Anderson (Eng); Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander (both SA); Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
m Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Jess Cameron (Aus), Shanel Daley, Anisa Mohammed and Stafanie Taylor (WI), Lydia Greenaway and Sarah Taylor (Eng), Mithali Raj (Ind)
m Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Jess Cameron, Alyssa Healy and Lisa Sthalekar (Aus), Shanel Daley, Anisa Mohammed and Stafanie Taylor (WI), Mithali Raj (Ind), Sarah Taylor (Eng)