ICC Awards

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The ICC Awards is a set of sports awards for cricket. The awards recognise and honour the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. The Awards has been institutionalised by International Cricket Council since 2004.

Award categories[edit]

Ten awards are presented:

Players eligible for this award must be under 26 years of age at the start of the voting period and have played no more than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs before that date.
Described by the ICC as awarded to the team most notable for "upholding the 'Spirit of the Game', involving respect for:
  • Their opponents
  • Their own captain and team
  • The role of the umpires
  • The game's traditional values"
  • Umpire of the Year


The judging period is from 1 August to 31 July the next year.

The ICC Selection committee comprises eminent former players and select the finalists for the ICC Player of the Year, ICC Test Player of the Year, ICC ODI Player of the Year, ICC Emerging Player of the Year. The committee selects the final ICC World Test Team and ICC World ODI Team.

Selection Committee
Year Chairman Committee Members
2004 India Sunil Gavaskar Australia Richie Benaud West Indies Cricket Board Michael Holding England Ian Botham South Africa Barry Richards
2005 India Sunil Gavaskar England David Gower New Zealand Richard Hadlee Australia Rod Marsh West Indies Cricket Board Courtney Walsh
2006 India Sunil Gavaskar South Africa Allan Donald Australia Ian Healy Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga Pakistan Waqar Younis
2007 India Sunil Gavaskar New Zealand Chris Cairns South Africa Gary Kirsten Pakistan Iqbal Qasim England Alec Stewart
2008 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd Australia Greg Chappell South Africa Shaun Pollock Sri Lanka Sidath Wettimuny Bangladesh Athar Ali Khan
2009 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd India Anil Kumble Pakistan Mudassar Nazar New Zealand Stephen Fleming England Bob Taylor
2010 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd England Angus Fraser Australia Matthew Hayden India Ravi Shastri Zimbabwe Duncan Fletcher
2011 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd Pakistan Zaheer Abbas England Mike Gatting South Africa Paul Adams New Zealand Danny Morrison
2012 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Australia Tom Moody West Indies Cricket Board Carl Hooper England Clare Connor
2013 India Anil Kumble England Alec Stewart Pakistan Waqar Younis New Zealand Catherine Campbell South Africa Graeme Pollock
2014 India Anil Kumble England Jonathan Agnew Sri Lanka Russel Arnold New Zealand Stephen Fleming Netherlands Betty Timmer
2015 India Anil Kumble West Indies Cricket Board Ian Bishop England Mark Butcher Australia Belinda Clark India Gundappa Viswanath

The final selection for the award is voted for by an academy of 56 (expanded from 50 in 2004), which includes current national team captains of test playing nations (10), members of the Elite panel of ICC umpires and referees (18), prominent former players and cricket correspondents (28). In the event of a tie in the voting, the award is shared.

2004 awards[edit]

Main article: 2004 ICC Awards

The inaugural ICC Awards ceremony was held on 7 September 2004, in London. The judging period covered was from 1 August 2003, to 31 July 2004, and included all Test matches and One Day Internationals played during that period.

The winners of various awards in the inaugural ICC Awards were:

2005 awards[edit]

Main article: 2005 ICC Awards

The second ICC awards ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia, on 11 October 2005. The judging period covered was from 1 August 2004, to 31 July 2005. This did not include the whole of the 2005 Ashes Series, since the final four matches of this series were played in August and September.

Award winners were:

2006 awards[edit]

Main article: 2006 ICC Awards

The third ICC awards ceremony was held in Mumbai, India on 3 November 2006, during the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy. The judging period was from 1 August 2005 to 8 August 2006, thus including three of the four Tests between Pakistan and England, and the Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka. For the first time, there was an award of Women's Cricketer of the Year and Captain of the Year.

Award winners were:

2007 awards[edit]

The Fourth ICC awards ceremony was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Award winners were:

2008 awards[edit]

The fifth ICC awards ceremony was held in Dubai, U.A.E. on 10 September 2008. The Award of The Twenty20 International Performance of the Year inaugurated.

Award winners were:

2009 awards[edit]

Main article: 2009 ICC Awards

The sixth ICC awards ceremony was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 October 2009.

Award winners were:

2010 awards[edit]

Main article: 2010 ICC Awards

The seventh ICC awards ceremony was held in Bengaluru, India on 6 October 2010.

Award winners were:

2011 awards[edit]

Main article: 2011 ICC Awards

The eighth ICC awards ceremony was held in London, England on 12 September 2011. Award winners were:

2012 awards[edit]

Main article: 2012 ICC Awards

The ninth ICC awards ceremony was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 15 September 2012. Award winners were:

2013 awards[edit]

The 2013 edition of the award were replaced by a TV show. Rather than a formal event, the winners were broadcast in a special TV show which was aired on December 14, 2013.[2]

2014 awards[edit]

The 2014 edition of the LG ICC Awards is set to follow the same formal event which was implemented in 2013 as a TV show. The show will be broadcast globally on 15/16 November.[3]

2015 awards[edit]

Main article: 2015 ICC Awards