AB in line for prestigious award

2015-05-11 17:30
AB de Villiers (AP)

Cape Town - Proteas star AB de Villiers has again been nominated for South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year award.

CSA’s annual awards evening will take place on June 3 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg.

De Villiers will compete against team-mates Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Faf du Plessis for the evening’s top honours.

The evening will form part of CSA Day, which will see a breakfast awards event in the morning, honouring those who excelled on the amateur front, as well as a golf day featuring key stakeholders, sponsors and Proteas players.

Judging for the CSA awards has been completed.

Commenting on the judging process, convener of the judging panel, Aslam Khota, highlighted the closeness in determining the nominees for the various categories.

“We really had a tough time in reaching the shortlisted nominees,” said Khota. “We were blessed with excellent and consistence performances on both the domestic and international front and this created healthy debate amongst the panel as we finalised the shortlist.”

The judging panel for this seasons awards comprised:

Aslam Khota (convener)

HD Ackerman

Victor Mpitsang

Neil Manthorp

Makhaya Ntini

Andrew Samson (statistician)

Selected list of awards and nominations:

One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Andrew Puttick (Cape Cobras), Dean Elgar (Titans), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras)

RAM Slammer of the Season: Kieron Pollard (Cape Cobras), Eddie Leie (Highveld Lions), Richard Levi (Cape Cobras)

Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season: Hardus Viljoen (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Stephen Cook (Highveld Lions), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras)

CSA Coach of the Season: Rob Walter (Titans), Geoffrey Toyana (Highveld Lions), Paul Adams (Cape Cobras)

Domestic Newcomer of the Season: Theunis de Bruyn (Titans), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), George Linde (Cape Cobras)

International T20 Cricketer of the Year: David Wiese, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk

ODI Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir

Test Cricketer of the Year: Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn

Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk

SA Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn

* The Fans Cricketer of the Year and the Ram Delivery of the Season are both awards in which fans can participate. As of Monday (May 11), for the Fans Cricketer of the Year, fans can SMS the name of their player to 45732. For the Ram Delivery of the Season, fans can check out either CSA’s Facebook or YouTube pages and watch the insert. You can then vote for your favourite delivery by sending an SMS with the letter A, B or C to 45732. There will be a draw for two lucky fans to attend the CSA Awards and be part of the presentation.


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