July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former captain Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated for International Cricket Council’s second annual LG People’s Choice Award for his outstanding performances in the past year.
Five cricketers have been shortlisted for the second edition of the award and the other four are, South African batsman Hashim Amla, India’s ICC Cricket World Cup winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chris Gayle from the West Indies, and England’s Jonathan Trott.
An elite panel of cricket experts headed by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, along with Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas, England’s Mike Gatting, South Africa’s Paul Adams and New Zealand’s Danny Morrison has nominated the list.
The ICC said in a media release today that fans across the globe will have the opportunity to decide the winner, voting via www.lgpeopleschoice.com.
Voting will be open until 11am GMT on 25 August and the winner will be announced on September 12 at the LG ICC Awards in London.
“The LG ICC Awards is now a prestigious event in the cricketing calendar and we are delighted that fans will again be able to have their say on who should win one of the awards in 2011,” ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar won the award last year at the inaugural ICC LG award ceremony.