Dubai: India’s senior off-spinner R Ashwin and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant have been nominated for the International Cricket Council’s New Player of the Month award. Apart from Ashwin and Pant, India’s Mohammad Siraj and T Natarajan are also in the fray. Award. All of these played a key role in the historic victory in the Test series in Australia. The award will be given to women and men cricketers, the ICC said. Who has excelled in every format throughout the year.
England captain Joe Root, Australian batsman Steve Smith, Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz, South Africa’s Marijan Kap and Nadine de Clarke and Pakistan’s Nida Dar are also in the race for January.
Voting can also take place online
In addition to online voting inviting fans to vote online every month, an independent ICC voting academy has also been formed, which will include former players, broadcasters and journalists, the ICC said in a statement.
“The ICC Player of the Month award will give a golden opportunity to connect with fans who will appreciate the performance of their favorite cricketer in this way,” said ICC General Manager Geoff Allardyce.
The nomination committee will decide three names for each class
Three nominations will be decided for each category by the ICC Award Nominating Committee. The voting academy will vote by email which will be 90 percent of the total votes. On the first day of the month, fans registered with the ICC will be able to cast their vote on the ICC website, which will be ten per cent of the total votes. The winner will be announced on the second Monday of the month.