ICC announces individual and team award categories
CRICDOT DESK : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 2021 edition of the ICC Awards. It celebrates and rewards the excellence of international cricket by men and women all year round.
The ICC Awards 2021 celebrates outstanding achievements a year later, including major international events such as the ICC World Test Championship Finals and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and numerous record-breaking bilateral series.
This year’s awards include a total of 13 individual awards and the announcement of five Team of the Year in each format for men’s and women’s cricket.The individual award categories are:
ICC Men’s Cricket Player of the Year Garfield Sovers Trophy
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy of ICC Women`s Cricketer of the Year
ICC Men’s Test Cricket of the Year
ICC Men’s ODI Cricket of the Year
ICC Women’s ODI Cricket of the Year
ICC Men’s T20I Cricket of the Year
ICC Women’s T20I Cricket of the Year
ICC Emerging Men’s Cricket of the Year
ICC Emerging Women’s Cricket of the Year
ICC Men’s Associate Cricket of the Year
ICC Associate Cricket of the Year
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award
This year’s ICC referee
The first seven categories above contain a list of four name candidates announced on all ICC digital and social media channels from December 28th to December 31st. In the Candidate List category, the player with the most effective performance during the review period (January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021) will be awarded. The finalists for these awards will be determined by the ICC Awards Expert Jury, which consists of prominent cricket journalists and broadcasters from around the world, along with ICC Managing Director Geoff Allardice.
The ICC Voting Academy has a wide selection of cricket journalists and broadcasters from around the world, voting for the first, second and third choices. Cricket fans around the world are also invited to vote for top voters through the ICC’s digital channels. The ICC Voting Academy’s selection results and fan voting will be combined to determine the winner of each of these categories.
The emerging and related categories above do not include a candidate list and are determined only by the Voting Academy. The ICC Spirit of Cricket Awards best reflects the spirit of cricket and recognizes actions, moments, gestures, or decisions in the field of international cricket determined by the ICC during the ICC Umpire. Votes collected by the match referee’s ICC Elite Panel and regular male and female captains. This year’s
team will be determined by an online survey.
This year’s five ICC teams will also be determined by the ICC Voting Academy through an online survey. Each voter selects teams in hit order and appoints captains of each format.
Winners of each category will be announced in January 2022. This year’s five official ICC teams will be announced on January 17th and 18th, and individual ratings for female cricket will be announced on January 23rd. The Men’s Award, ICC Spirit of Cricket Award and ICC Umpire of the Year Award will be announced on January 24th.