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BCCI Awards to be held on Jan 11

Ashwin (International cricketer), Nayar (all-rounder) to be awarded

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The seventh annual BCCI Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 11 January 2014, at the Ballroom, The Taj Land’s End, Band Stand, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

India’s best performers in senior and junior-level cricket, at the international and domestic level, in the twelve months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will be honoured for their achievements, at the function.

Ravichandran Ashwin will be the recipient of the Polly Umrigar Award, for being India’s best international cricketer of 2012-13. He took 43 wickets, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and scored 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from eight Tests. He also took 24 wickets from 18 ODIs, and three wickets from four T20 Internationals.  

The Polly Umrigar Award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs. The award has been won in previous years by Sachin Tendulkar (2006-07 and 2009-10), Virender Sehwag (2007-08), Gautam Gambhir (2008-09), Rahul Dravid (2010-11) and Virat Kohli (2011-12).

Abhishek Nayar will receive the Lala Amarnath Award, for being the best all-rounder in the 2012-13 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He scored 966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches, in the tournament. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

The Mumbai Cricket Association, which Nayar represents, will collect the trophy for the Best Overall Performance in the 2012-13 season. The various teams representing the MCA won the Ranji Trophy, the Under-25 C.K. Nayudu Trophy, the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s Under-19 Inter-State tournament, and finished runners-up in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.

The achievers of 2012-13 apart, Rohit Sharma will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award, for being India’s best cricketer in the recent Test series against the West Indies. He scored hundreds in both Tests, and accumulated an aggregate of 288 runs. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs.

A highlight of the function will be the felicitation of three former stalwarts - R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni, Farokh Engineer and Late Eknath Solkar - for their contribution to Indian cricket. They will receive a memento and a cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each.

The complete list of awardees is as under-

AWARD

WINNER

 

PERFORMANCE

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

KAPIL DEV NIKHANJ

Trophy, citation and cheque for Rs. 25 lakhs

 

 

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs

43 wkts, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from 8 Tests. 24 wkts from 18 ODIs. 3 wkts from 4 T20 Intls.

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2012-13

Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai CA)  

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13

Jiwanjot Singh Chouhan (PCA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

995 runs @ 66.33 in 10 matches, inclusive of 5 hundreds and 2 fifties.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13

Ishwar Pandey (MPCA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

48 wkts @ 21.06 in 8 matches, inclusive of five 5WI, and one  10WM.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-25 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Karn Sharma (RSPB)

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

48 wkts @ 15.6 in 7 matches, inclusive of four 5WI and two 10WM, in the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-19 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Axar Patel (Gujarat CA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

830 runs @ 109.2 in 7 matches, inclusive of three centuries and three fifties, in the Cooch Behar Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-16 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Arman Jaffer (Mumbai CA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

1,036 runs @ 94.18 in 8 matches, inclusive of 3 centuries and 6 fifties, in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST WOMAN CRICKETER (SR) OF 2012-13

M.D. Thirushkamini (TNCA)

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

361 runs @ 120.33 in four matches, inclusive of two hundreds and two fifties, in the Sr. Women’s limited-overs inter-zonal tournament.

BEST UMPIRE IN DOMESTIC CRICKET IN 2012-13

C. Shamshuddin

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

 

DILIP SARDESAI AWARD FOR BEING INDIA’S BEST CRICKETER IN THE 2013-14 TEST SERIES AGAINST THE WEST INDIES

 

Rohit Sharma

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs

288 runs from two Tests. He scored a century on his Test debut, and followed it with a hundred in his second Test.


BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE IN 2012-13:

MUMBAI CRICKET ASSOCIATION – 23 points.

SPECIAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CRICKET – Trophy and cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each:


R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni

Farokh Engineer

Late Eknath Solkar



Sanjay Patel

Hony. Secretary

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India to launch ICC U19 title defence against Pakistan

48 matches to be played across seven UAE venues from Feb 14

India will open its ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title defence against traditional rival and two-time former champion Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS), Dubai Sports City, on 15 February 2014.

The tournament will be staged across seven venues in the UAE from 14 February to 1 March, and will also be participated in by Afghanistan, Canada, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) besides the 10 Full Members.

India, which also won the tournament under Mohammad Kaif and Virat Kohli in 2000 and 2008, respectively, defeated Pakistan by one-wicket in an enthralling semi-final before going on to beat Australia by six wickets in the 2012 final in Townsville, Australia.

In the 2010 event in New Zealand, Pakistan beat India in a last-ball thriller in the quarter-final in Lincoln. The two sides also met in the final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 in Colombo where Pakistan defended a modest total of 110 to win by 39 runs.

In the 16-day tournament, 48 matches will be played across seven venues, which are: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi Oval 1; Abu Dhabi Oval 2; Sharjah Cricket Stadium; Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City; ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai, and ICC Academy Oval 2, Dubai.

On the opening day of the tournament on 14 February, four matches will be played, with 1998 winner England taking on the UAE at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Zimbabwe locking horns with Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1; New Zealand meeting Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and South Africa taking on the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The format of the competition is such that the 16 teams have been divided into four groups, with the top two teams progressing to the Super League quarter-finals, while the two bottom teams from each group qualify for the Plate Championship quarter-finals.

The four groups are:

Group A                    

Group B                    

Group C                    

  Group D

India

Australia

South Africa

New Zealand

Pakistan

Bangladesh

West Indies

England

Scotland

Afghanistan

Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka

PNG

Namibia

Canada

UAE

ICC General Manager – Cricket, Mr Geoff Allardice, while announcing the groups and fixtures in Dubai, said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is a hugely important event for international teams and for the ICC, as it showcases the future stars of international cricket.

“The tournament has produced more than 40 Full Member players that have gone on to captain their side in international cricket in different formats - Brian Lara, Graeme Smith and Inzamam-ul-Haq, to name a few. The ICC U19 CWC gives the world’s best young cricketers a chance to test their skills in a truly global event.

“Teams will need to be at their best every day if they want to win the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. We expect to see some spectacular cricket.”

Sri Lanka’s ODI captain Angelo Mathews played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cups 2006 and 2008, and, reflecting on his time at these events said: “Having played in a couple of ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, I can tell you that this is the best stage for any raw talent to polish his skills and see if he’s worthy enough of progressing to the biggest stage of them all – international cricket at the senior level.

“The lessons that I learned in Bangladesh in 2004 and in Sri Lanka in 2006 have, in hindsight, been truly invaluable.

“I didn’t get to bat too much in Bangladesh in 2004, but did enjoy some success with the ball, especially against Zimbabwe in a group match, and that gave me the confidence to pursue greater heights, and told me I belonged in international cricket.

“A couple of years later, my all-round performance in four matches instilled the belief in me that I was ready for the big league. I boasted my team’s second highest average with the bat, 51, in the 2006 edition. And with the ball, I topped the averages at 17.66 and had an economy rate of 3.24. It was the confidence of that success that I carried through to the big league, and which went a long way in my journey towards donning national colours and eventually leading the senior side.”

The UAE tournament will be the 10th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup since its inception in 1988. Australia won the tournament in 1988, 2002 and 2010, England was the champion in 1998, India held aloft the trophy in 2000, 2008 and 2012 and Pakistan was the winner in 2004 and 2006.

Previous events

EVENT YEAR

HOST

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

1988

Australia

Australia

Pakistan

1998

South Africa

England

New Zealand

2000

Sri Lanka

India

Sri Lanka

2002

New Zealand

Australia

South Africa

2004

Bangladesh

Pakistan

West Indies

2006

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

India

2008

Malaysia

India

South Africa

2010

New Zealand

Australia

Pakistan

2012

Australia

India

Australia