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Pakistan Cricket Board organising annual awards at Lahore on January 12

Lahore, January 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is organizing its First-ever Annual Awards at Lahore on January 12, 2013 (Saturday) to honour the stakeholders in Pakistan Cricket. The Awards span eighteen (18) categories covering all fields of cricketing spectrum.

With reference to performances, the period comprises the calendar year 2012. And a highly credible panel consisting of legend Intikhab Alam, chief selector Iqbal Qasim and veteran journalist Qamar Ahmed have selected the winners.

From the best in domestic cricket, to umpires and curators, physically impaired cricketers in two categories (deaf and blind) to Player of the Year in all formats, and the Emerging Player of the Year are to be named. In addition to that, there are two Life Time Achievement Awards as well.

The really big one, of course, is: Player of the Year.

This new PCB initiative is meant to recognize, acknowledge and honour Pakistan’s prime cricketing talent that has consistently stood out on the field of play – winning laurels for the team and the nation.

“The PCB believes that by putting the prime movers of our resurrection in contemporary cricket over the last one year on a pedestal, and making it a permanent feature, will give additional incentive to our top talent to make an extra effort whenever they step on to the field in Pakistan colours.

“We at the PCB are confident that it shall bring even greater consistency in Team Pakistan’s performances than witnessed in recent times”, said PCB Chairman Ch. Zaka Ashraf.

Each Award also accompanies a cash prizes but the real value lies in recognition and honour that it bestows on the recipient.

Following are the categories:

Sr No.

List of Awards

PCB Curator of the Year

PCB Umpire of the Year

PCB Deaf Cricketer of the year

PCB Blind Cricketer of the year

PCB Woman Cricketer of the year

PCB Most Valuable Domestic Bowler

PCB Most Valuable Domestic Batsman

PCB Emerging player of the year

PCB T 20 (Int) Bowler of the Year

PCB T 20 (Int) Batsman of the Year

PCB ODI Bowler of the Year

PCB ODI Batsman of the Year

PCB Test Bowler of the Year

PCB Test Batsman of the Year

PCB Player of the year

PCB Life Time Achievement Award

PCB Life Time Achievement Award

Special prize for best bowler of the year

In addition, the team that won the series against India will be rewarded.

Media Protocols:

Ten Sports has the rights to cover and broadcast the event. No other media opportunity is available on the venue. The live update on the awards’ recipients will be available on www.pcb.com.pk

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860

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