Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jonathan Trott was titled with the Cricketer of the Year 2011

Aleem Dar with ICC Award

Jonathan Trott, the England batsman, has been named the Cricketer of the Year for 2011, the ICC's top accolade. He received the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy at the annual ceremony in London, after his team-mate Alastair Cook had won the Test Cricketer of the Year award.

"It's fantastic to be part of a successful team and I never envisaged winning this award. It's a brilliant feeling to be recognized," Trott said.

In 12 Tests during the period under consideration, Trott scored 1042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. He also played 24 ODIs, scoring 1064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s. Trott was chosen for the award ahead of Cook, last-year's winner Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa batsman Hashim Amla.

Jonathan TrottEngland opener Alastair Cook has been named the Test Cricketer of the Year at the ICC Awards ceremony in London. Cook beat off competition from his team-mates James Anderson and Jonathan Trott, and South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

"I think the highlight of year was when we won in Sydney to beat Australia, and Chris Tremlett to take that final wicket, it was truly a great year," Cook said after receiving the award from ICC Hall of Fame inductee Curtly Ambrose. "This award is about the rest of the team not just me."

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named the ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2011 during the ICC Awards ceremony in London. Sangakkara also won the ICC People's Choice Award, capping a memorable evening for him.

"It's a great honor first of all to have been nominated for this award [ODI Cricketer] and a great honor to have actually won it," said Sangakkara, who was not in London because of the ongoing home series against Australia.

"I would like to thank the rest of my team-mates, they have done a great job over the years in one-day cricket and I am privileged to be part of this and [to have] led these guys for just over two years. I thank you again, I feel very proud."

MS Dhoni, the India captain, has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for his decision to recall Ian Bell after his controversial run-out during the Trent Bridge Test. Dhoni was unavailable to collect his award, though the Indian team was present in England.

"While the initial appeal and umpire decision were correct to the letter of the law, the decision by Mahendra and his team to withdraw the appeal shows great maturity," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said. "To see players and officials uphold the great spirit of cricket, which has underpinned the game for more than a century, is very special."

West Indies leg spinner Devendra Bishoo has been named the Emerging Player of the Year for 2011 at the ICC Awards ceremony in London. He had competition from his team-mate Darren Bravo and the Pakistan pair of Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali.

Bishoo, 25, played five Tests in the voting period - August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011 - and took 21 wickets at an average of 35.42. He also picked up 19 wickets at 21.57 each in 11 ODIs.

"I could not believe it when I was nominated for the ICC Emerging Player of the Year but to win it feels great," Bishoo said. "I would like to dedicate the award to my father. He played a great role in my life and encouraged me to play cricket. After he died I made a promise to always give my best and reach for the top.

Ryan ten Doeschate, the Netherlands all-rounder, has been named the ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the third time in four years, and for the second year running. Ten Doeschate was chosen ahead of Afghanistan all-rounder Hamid Hassan, and the Irish duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, both centurions in the 2011 World Cup, during the awards ceremony in London.

Ten Doeschate, 31, played six ODIs in the voting period - August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011 - all of them in the World Cup. He scored two centuries and a half-century, and averaged 61.40 for the period with a strike rate of 89.24.

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee has won the award for ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year, for his spell of 5 for 18 against Pakistan in Auckland.

"Looking at the nominees, it's a great achievement to have even been nominated and to win it is something I will never forget," Southee, who could not make it to the awards function, said. "Looking back at the game which has won me the award, it was Boxing Day in a full house at Eden Park and it was a big game for us as we'd been going through a rough patch of losing, something like 12 or 13 games on the trot and it was our first win in a long time. It was great to be able to contribute to that win and also put in a great performance."

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar has won the David Shepherd trophy for the Umpire of the Year for the third consecutive year at the ICC Awards ceremony in London. He beat competition from Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time winner Simon Taufel.

Dar, 43, officiated in five Tests and 13 ODIs during the voting period - August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011 - including the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.

Widely regarded for his umpiring standards, Dar was voted to the award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man elite panel of match referees.

"It's a great honor and I'm thankful to everyone at the ICC and also my colleagues on the Elite Panel of ICC umpires along with the Pakistan Cricket Board," Dar said. "I'd like to also thank all my family for all their support since I'm away nearly eight months of the year umpiring."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

England would play with Pakistan Next year

United Kingdom has been the accumulation of two weeks in the Middle East before their Daphnia against Pakistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi after the data for the two-month tour that included four one-day international and three Twenty20s, confirmed.

England are two heating period the matches the claim is not yet complete, but for a period of inactivity before the coming from the rare for Christmas with them is vital to the team working on the test matches, starting on 17 January in Dubai. England showed the importance of a good lead, during the test series, when she had to in fact a first class three games.

United Kingdom hoped that as there is decent quality to find opposition for two warm up games in the UAE is no first class structure. The series ' home "contest for Pakistan is the responsibility of the resistance, but the PCB, ECB spokesman confirmed that the factors that are not regular with a neutral place, taking into account a number of options examined."

Second round then takes place in Abu Dhabi from 25. January before the teams return to Dubai to the final test on 3 February. The series of a new day is divided between the two cities, while Dubai will be hosting the first two National international before the trip ends with the final T20 returns to Abu Dhabi.

Itinerary:

Jan 3 - England depart for UAE

Jan 7-9 - Three-day warm-up match

Jan 11-13 - Three-day warm-up match

Jan 17-21 - 1st Test, Dubai

Jan 25-29 - 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Feb 3-7 - 3rd Test, Dubai

Feb 10 - One-day warm-up match, Abu Dhabi

Feb 13 - 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Feb 15 - 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Feb 18 - 3rd ODI, Dubai

Feb 21 - 4th ODI, Dubai

Feb 23 - 1st T20, Dubai

Feb 25 - 2nd T20, Dubai

Feb 27 - 3rd T20, Dubai

Floodlit would be applied for Test Matches in coming year

Test cricket was able to see to the fixture as a day/night, first in January next year after the MCC said that in discussions with New Zealand cricket.

Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand and test match at Napier could play under the lights with a pink ball if turns out successful trials set for October. The ECB announced to meet with the championship game between Kent and Glamorgan next week will be a night and MCC has ambitious plans.

"Ben is in discussions with New Zealand cricket, hoping to organize a first-class match under lights with a pink ball between my client and the northern districts in Hamilton at the end of October," my client Center Director of Cricket John Stephenson told. "If that happens, and it goes well and the ICC and NZC are all happy we hope that the precursor of the Zimbabwe New Zealand in a Test-match under lights at the end of January would play."

MCC has been an essential day and night in first-class cricket in the lead. Test for large parts of the world, fewer crowds are finding new ways to develop the essential reasons for the people. Floodlit game would people come after work and see half a day to play and it is hoped to increase spectator turnout.

Stephenson is the most important indicator of success in the game the crowd numbers of the Canterbury. "What is in fact a dead game would be successful in helping support matches. Is that really the be all and end all?

"We had two very good games in Abu Dhabi where custom players, and there are periods of the game where, as in any form of cricket, you have to adapt. The only hope players enjoy playing in a different format, and I hope you see the ball well. It is always a risk with something new, if something goes wrong, or someone drops the catch or missing a straight, blamed the color of the ball. However, it is something that happens in any form of cricket, with a dark red ball, sometimes you don't this collection or losing a straight. "

Although illuminated first-class cricket could prove to be a crowd puller in other parts of the world, is in England, especially in mid-September, the less suitable. Not just spectators will brave the cold evening dew but can also come in the game.

"There is Concern that in mid-September in conditions not ideal in Canterbury won the" Stephenson said. "But we are asking for good weather and no raw, and hopefully, get an idea of how it works.

Dave Richardson, the ICC General cricket Manager, said the ICC Cricket Committee meeting in May that rosy was an important factor to consider in day-night game, but Stephenson is promising that won the fixture Kent-Glamorgan ' t New Zealand Cricket too much power if conditions prove fragile.

"You never know what the weather will be like," he said. "They want to of course [NZC] take a closer look at what is going on there, but hopefully next week in Canterbury that will not stop them making it the … "