Dhoni shortlisted for ICC People’s Choice Award

July 28th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Kumar Sangakkara Dubai, July 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among the five cricketers nominated for the second International Cricket Council (ICC) People’s Choice Awards Thursday.

The nominations are done on the bases of players’ performance in the past year.

Those nominated include South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, West Indies’ Chris Gayle, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and England’s Jonathan Trott.

For the second time in the history of the ICC Awards, fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner, voting via www.lgpeopleschoice.com.

Voting will be open until 11 a.m. GMT Aug 25 and the winner will be announced Sep 12 at the ICC Awards ceremony in London.

“The inaugural LG People’s ICC Awards, which was won by Sachin Tendulkar, proved hugely popular among fans across the globe and showed us just how much voting for their cricketing heroes meant,” ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

“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.”

The list was nominated by 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.

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