DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC– West Indies cricketer Stafanie Taylor is once again a major contender for the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.
Taylor, who won the event last year, is among several players short listed for the award this year which would be announced in a TV show that will be broadcast on 14 December.
Taylor is joined by New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, Australia’s Meg Lanning, South Africa’s Dane van Niekerk and the England pair of Charlotte Edwards and Anya Shrubsole.
Taylor, Bates and Lanning also feature in the short-list for the ICC Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year, along with England’s Sarah Taylor and the West Indies duo of Shanel Daley and Deandra Dottin.
This year’s ICC Awards includes 11 individual prizes, including the People’s Choice Award.
The long-lists of nominations for each award were put together by a five-person ICC selection panel, before a 32-member voting academy trimmed the nominees to the short-list.
Meantime, England’s James Anderson, South Africa’s Hashim Amla and Australia captain Michael Clarke have all been short-listed for the top honours at this year’s Awards.
The three cricketers have been short-listed for both the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
The votes for the Awards short-lists have now been cast by the independent, 32-person voting academy, and these three men, alongside England captain Alastair Cook, India captain MS Dhoni and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara are the nominees in the running to receive the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.
Also featuring in the short-list for the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Award alongside Anderson, Amla and Clarke, are Dale Steyn of South Africa and the Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Both Sangakkara and Dhoni also feature in the short-list for the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, which also includes the Pakistan duo of Saeed Ajmal and Misbah ul-Haq, as well as the Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja.
The Twenty20 International (T20I) Performance of the year sees Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis being short-listed alongside Pakistan’s Umar Gul and New Zealanders Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum.
The LG ICC Awards is now in its 10th year, and this year will be broadcast as a TV show.