ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (APP): Pakistan’s spinner Saeed Ajmal is among the six players nominated in three different categories for the ninth LG ICC Awards to be held on September 15 in Colombo ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka.The six players that have been nominated in three different categories for the LG ICC Awards 2012 include Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Australia captain Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Alastair Cook and West Indies Stafanie Taylor, says a press release issued here.Saeed Ajmal is one of the two players from Pakistan that have been nominated for ICC ODI player of the year along with Shahid Afridi.He is also nominated for ICC Test cricketer of the year and ICC player of the year.Other Pakistani players to be nominated for the awards include Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez for ICC spirit of cricket award and T20 performance of the year award for his performance against Zimbabwe on 16 September 2011.
Pacer Junaid Khan has been nominated for the ICC emerging player of the year award and umpire Aleem Dar has been nominated for ICC umpire of the year.A five-man panel which included Clive Lloyd, Marvan Ataparru, Carl Hooper,Tom Moody and Clare Connor put the list together.
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Shahid Afridi (Pak), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), MS Dhoni (Ind), Steven Finn (Eng), Gautam Gambhir (Ind), Shakib Al Hasan (Bang), Virat Kohli (Ind), Lasith Malinga (SL), Brendon McCullum (NZ), Morne Morkel (SA), Sunil Narine (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Brendan Taylor (Zim) and Shane Watson (Aus).
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Jacques Kallis (SA), Vernon Philander (SA), Matt Prior (Eng), Marlon Samuels (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Dale Steyn (SA) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy): Male or Female:
Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus),Alastair Cook (Eng), Virat Kohli (Ind), Vernon Philander (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) and Stafanie Taylor (WI).
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult (NZ), Doug Bracewell (NZ),Dinesh Chandimal (SL), Pat Cummins (Aus), Nasir Hossain (Bang), Junaid Khan (Pak), Nathan Lyon (Aus), Tino Mawoyo (Zim), Sunil Narine (WI), James Pattinson (Aus), Lahiru Thirimanne (SL) and Matthew Wade (Aus).
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak), Jacques Kallis (SA),Kieron Pollard (WI), Daniel Vettori (NZ) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy): Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar,Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker.