Pacer Anrich Nortje, batsman Aiden Markram and ladies’s all-rounder Shabnim Ismail are among the many a number of Proteas cricketers who have been on Monday nominated for annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards in numerous classes. According to CSA, the board provides due recognition to its main males’s and ladies’s gamers who’ve stored the flag flying throughout extraordinarily tough COVID-19 instances with the announcement of the nominations for the annual awards. CSA stated that it has been a stellar 12 months for the ladies’s aspect who achieved a first-ever white ball double over India on the sub-continent and achieved the same end result at house to Pakistan in a restricted program.
The Proteas males had a blended bag of outcomes towards England, Sri Lanka and Pakistan as they entered a brand new period following the retirement over the previous few years of many legends of the sport.
Not surprisingly, all 4 nominations for the Men’s Cricketer of the Year, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, and Rassie van der Dussen have by no means gained the award earlier than.
The Momentum Proteas paint an image of way more expertise with Shabnim (2015), Sune Luus (2017) and Laura Wolvaardt (2020) all being earlier winners of the SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year award with the fourth member of this nominated quartet being Lizelle Lee, presently ranked No. 1 batter on this planet in One-Day International (ODI) cricket.
“It is my great pleasure and privilege to congratulate all the nominees as we celebrate the achievements of both our Proteas men’s and Momentum Proteas women’s squads,” stated CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki.
“I am also delighted to announce that the interim Board has approved a new award named after one of our legends, The Makhaya Ntini Power of Cricket award,” Moseki added.
“Let us not forget also to thank all those great and selfless people who work diligently behind the scenes to create opportunities for our leading cricketers to excel,” he stated.
“It has been a challenging year in the new normal resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and we must also thank our outstanding medical team for making cricket possible at both international and domestic level,” Moseki concluded.
Other Proteas males’s gamers nominated within the numerous classes are Tabraiz Shamsi (T20 International Cricketer of the Year), Faf du Plessis (KFC Streetwise Award), David Miller (One-Day International Cricketer of the Year), Janneman Malan (International Newcomer of the Year, T20 International Cricketer of the Year and SA Fans’ Player of the Year).
Dean Elgar (Test Cricketer of the Year), George Linde (International Newcomer of the Year, KFC Streetwise Award), Lizaad Williams (International Newcomer of the Year), Andile Phehlukwayo (One-Day International Cricketer of the Year), Kagiso Rabada (SA Fans’ Player of the Year) and Kyle Verreynne (SA Fans’ Player of the Year).
In the ladies’s class different nominees are Tazmin Brits and Anneke Bosch (each Momentum Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year), Marizanne Kapp (Momentum Women’s One-Day International Cricketer of the Year) and Nonkululeku Mlaba (SA Fans’ Player of the Year).
The CSA Awards Judging Panel consists of Jeremy Fredericks (Convener), Crystal Arnold, Makhaya Ntini, Clinton du Preez, Lungani Zama and Natalie Germanos with statistical enter by Andrew Samson.
The numerous winners, together with the distinguished SA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year Awards, can be named throughout a social media takeover on May 31.
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