Dhoni skips ICC awards 2009

Updated: 01 October 2009 16:24 IST

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has two nominations in the prestigious annual ICC awards to be announced on Thursday night, will not attend.

Dhoni skips ICC awards 2009

New Delhi:

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has two nominations in the prestigious annual ICC awards to be announced on Thursday night, will not attend the elite event.

The flamboyant player decided to return with the team from South Africa and miss the award ceremony while Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir are staying back.

Dhoni and opener Gambhir got twin nominations, while Yuvraj and Virender Sehwag were shortlisted for the ODI Player of the Year category of the ICC Annual Awards.

The sixth LG ICC Awards 2009 will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The function will start at 10 pm (IST) while the guests will start arriving at 9 pm (IST).

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan have been nominated for three International Cricket Council (ICC) awards. Dilshan has also been nominated for the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Award.

Based on the period between August 13, 2008 and August, 24, 2009, the LG ICC Awards 2009 presented in association with FICA take into account performances by players and officials.

That period includes such high-profile events as the ICC World Twenty20 2009 in England, the ICC Women's World Cup 2009 in Australia and the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2009 in South Africa, as well as several bilateral Test and ODI series.

The nominations were made by a five-member selection panel headed by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.

The panel also included former cricketers Anil Kumble of India, Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan, Bob Taylor of England and New Zealand's Stephen Fleming.

The previous LG ICC Awards ceremonies were held in London (2004), Sydney (2005), Mumbai (2006), Johannesburg (2007) and Dubai (2008).

ICC Awards 2009 short-lists of nominees (in alphabetical order)

Individual Awards

Cricketer of the Year

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Andrew Strauss (Eng)

Test Player of the Year

Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Thilan Samaraweera (SL)
Andrew Strauss (Eng)

ODI Player of the Year

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
Virender Sehwag (Ind)
Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

Emerging Player

Ben Hilfenhaus (Aus)
Graham Onions (Eng)
Jesse Ryder (NZ)
Peter Siddle (Aus)

Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year

Rizwan Cheema (Can)
Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned)
William Porterfield (Ire)
Edgar Schiferli (Ned)

Twenty20 International Performance of the Year

  • Shahid Afridi (Pak) for scoring 51 off 34 balls and taking 2-16 against South Africa during the ICC WT20 semi-final in Nottingham on 18 June
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) for scoring 96 not out off 57 balls against the West Indies in the semi-final of the ICC WT20 at The Oval on 19 June
  • Chris Gayle (WI) for hitting 88 off 50 balls against Australia during the ICC WT20 at The Oval on 6 June
  • Umar Gul (Pak) for taking 5-6 against New Zealand during the ICC WT20 at The Oval on 13 June

    Women's Cricketer of the Year

    Charlotte Edwards (Eng)
    Shelley Nitschke (Aus)
    Claire Taylor (Eng)

    Umpire of the Year

    Aleem Dar
    Tony Hill
    Asad Rauf
    Simon Taufel

    Spirit of Cricket

    Australia
    England
    New Zealand
    Sri Lanka

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