19 Aug 2010

Eight players nominated in three categories at ICC Awards 2010

5:53 am on 19 August 2010

Eight players from four teams have each been nominated in three different categories at the International Cricket Council Awards for 2010, with only one Blackcap featuring in the nominations.

South Africa's Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, Australia's Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardena feature prominently in the long-lists for the awards, which take place in Bengaluru early next month.

This year's Awards include nine individual prizes and also features the selection of the Test and One day Teams of the Year and the award to the side that has adhered most to the Spirit of Cricket.

New Zealand's Daniel Vettori is nominated for international cricketer of the year and one day player of the year and is the only Blackcap up for an award.

For the first time, this year's awards feature a new category, the People's Choice Award.

This award will be chosen by cricket fans around the world who will get a chance to vote for their favourite player online from a short-list of five cricketers who will be selected by the ICC selection panel.