- PCB to declare champs on January 1, 2021
- Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shaheen Afridi named in three classifications each
- Jury “also took into account various other factors, such as the opponent, impact, value and contribution”
KARACHI: Fawad Alam, with his tough innings of 102 runs in the main Test against New Zealand, has been assigned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the “Best Individual Performance of The Year” grant class for PCB awards.
The selections were declared on Thursday, the most recent day of the year, by the PCB, while the victors would be reported on January 1, 2021.
Pakistan chief Babar Azam, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, and quick bowler Shaheen Afridi have been assigned in three classifications each.
According to the PCB, the selection list was concluded by a free board “comprising highly respected and distinguished cricket personalities.”
“While short-listing the nominees, the independent jury did not limit itself to just player performances, but also took into account various other factors, such as the opponent, impact, value and contribution of the players in the matches and/or during the period under consideration,” the PCB said.
Azam, T20I expert Mohammad Hafeez, and quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi have been short-recorded in three classifications each, while Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, and Shan Masood have been selected in two classifications each.
Both Babar and Shaheen highlight in the “White-Ball Cricketer of the Year,” “Test Cricketer of the Year,” and “Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year” classifications, while Hafeez has been short-recorded in the “Individual Performance of the Year,” “White-Ball Cricketer of the Year,” and “Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year” categories.
Haris Rauf has advanced toward the “Men’s Emerging International Cricketer” and “White-Ball Cricketer of the Year” classifications and Rizwan has been remembered for the “Test” and “Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year” classifications.
Naseem Shah is selected for the “Men’s Emerging International” and “Individual Performance of the Year” classifications, while Shan Masood has been named among shortlisted players for the “Individual Performance” and “Test Cricketer of the Year” categories.
Other than Fawad Alam, for his 102 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shan Masood have likewise been designated in the individual execution grant class for their separate 86 not-out versus England in third T20, four for 26 in the Test against Bangladesh, and 156 versus England in first Test.
The four candidates for the “Domestic Cricketer of the Year” are Hasan Ali, Kamran Ghulam, Saud Shakeel, and Zahid Mahmood. Then again, Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Rohail Nazir, and Qasim Akram are short-recorded in the “Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year” classification.
For the “Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year,” Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Najiha Alvi and Syeda Aroob Shah have been short-recorded, while Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan and Muneeba Ali have been designated for the “Women’s Cricketer of the Year” award.