Johannesburg - Cricket SA (CSA) has postponed its annual awards day indefinitely, due to the ailing health of former president Nelson Mandela.
The cricket body believed it was inappropriate to hold these celebratory functions at a time of national concern for Mandela.
A breakfast function, honouring junior and amateur cricketers was to be followed by a golf day.
The elegant Proteas batsman is one of five nominees for the main award: South African Cricketer of the Year.
The other nominees are one-day international captain AB de Villiers, batsman Faf du Plessis and fast bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn.