Levi wins ICC T20 award

2012-09-15 16:19
Richard Levi (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday congratulated Richard Levi on his achievement in winning the T20 International Performance of the Year award at the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards function at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Levi won the award for his performance in equalling West Indian Chris Gayle’s record highest score of 117 during the tour of New Zealand earlier this year. In the process he made the fastest T20 International century of all time (45 balls) and also hit the most sixes ever in a T20 International innings (13).

“It was a phenomenal performance and one that is going to be talked about for years to come,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul.

“To win the award he had to beat off serious competition from the likes of Gayle and Sri Lanka’s Tillekeratne Dilshan.

“We congratulate him on his achievement and hope this augurs well for the ICC World Twenty20 which starts next week.”

Levi was the only Protea to be honoured with an award. Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander were both in the running for Test Player of the Year and Cricketer of the Year but in the end both these awards went to Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.

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