Steyn in line for ICC fan award

2014-10-08 09:03
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn is one of five cricketers nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual ICC awards, the ICC's official website reports.

The others are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.

Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight on Thursday, October 30. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year and the short-list for the remaining ICC Awards 2014 will be announced on Wednesday, November 5 at a press conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson and ICC Cricket Committee Chairperson Anil Kumble will attend the press conference.
The short-list was nominated by an elite panel of cricket experts, which is headed by ICC Cricket Committee Chairperson and former India captain Anil Kumble. Other members of the panel are Jonathan Agnew, a former England international and now a respected broadcaster/journalist, ex-Sri Lanka opener Russel Arnold, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, and Betty Timmer, former Chair of the ICC Women’s Committee.
The five players were selected by the panel using the criteria set out by sponsors LG and the ICC, which required that the nominees have displayed attributes such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.
“The support of the fans is vital for the game and particularly valued by the players - hence, the significance of the People’s Choice award. The overwhelming number of cricket fans who participate to select the winner of this award has made it one of the most prestigious awards in the ICC calendar," said Richardson.
“None of the deserving nominees have won this award before and this year’s fan favourite will join the exclusive company of previous winners, Sachin Tendulkar (2010), Kumar Sangakkara (2011 and 2012) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2013).”

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