ICC Awards: Yousuf, Asif among 66 nominees

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced 66 nominees in seven categories for the annual ICC awards Tuesday with only two Pakistani players Muhammad Yousuf and Muhammad Asif.

The award ceremony will be held in Johannesburg on September 10.

The nominations for the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards were announced in a ceremony in Mumbai.

ICC chief Malcolm Speed addressing the ceremony said the world cricket governing body is giving awards to create a spirit of excellence in cricketers.

The ICC announced 66 nominees in seven categories for the annual awards including ‘Captain of the Year’, ‘ODI player of the year’, ‘emerging player of the year’, ‘best Test player of the year, the best ODI team, best Test team etc.

Nominations for 'Captain of the year' award include Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene and Australia's Ricky Ponting.

Pakistan’s Muhammad Yousuf and Muhammad Asif have been included in the best Test player’ category.

The nominations for the 'Umpire of the year' include Mark Benson, Simon Taufel and Daryl Harper.

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