Mumbai: The seventh annual BCCI Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 11 January 2014, at the Ballroom, The Taj Land’s End, Band Stand, Bandra (W), Mumbai.
India’s best performers in senior and junior-level cricket, at the international and domestic level, in the twelve months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will be honoured for their achievements, at the function.
Ravichandran Ashwin will be the recipient of the Polly Umrigar Award, for being India’s best international cricketer of 2012-13. He took 43 wickets, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and scored 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from eight Tests. He also took 24 wickets from 18 ODIs, and three wickets from four T20 Internationals.
The Polly Umrigar Award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs. The award has been won in previous years by Sachin Tendulkar (2006-07 and 2009-10), Virender Sehwag (2007-08), Gautam Gambhir (2008-09), Rahul Dravid (2010-11) and Virat Kohli (2011-12).
Abhishek Nayar will receive the Lala Amarnath Award, for being the best all-rounder in the 2012-13 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He scored 966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches, in the tournament. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
The Mumbai Cricket Association, which Nayar represents, will collect the trophy for the Best Overall Performance in the 2012-13 season. The various teams representing the MCA won the Ranji Trophy, the Under-25 C.K. Nayudu Trophy, the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s Under-19 Inter-State tournament, and finished runners-up in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.
The achievers of 2012-13 apart, Rohit Sharma will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award, for being India’s best cricketer in the recent Test series against the West Indies. He scored hundreds in both Tests, and accumulated an aggregate of 288 runs. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs.
A highlight of the function will be the felicitation of three former stalwarts – R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni, Farokh Engineer and Late Eknath Solkar – for their contribution to Indian cricket. They will receive a memento and a cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each.
The complete list of awardees is as under-
|COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD||KAPIL DEV NIKHANJ||Trophy, citation and cheque for Rs. 25 lakhs
|POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD||RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs||43 wkts, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from 8 Tests. 24 wkts from 18 ODIs. 3 wkts from 4 T20 Intls.|
|LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2012-13||Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai CA)||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs||966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches.|
|MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13||Jiwanjot Singh Chouhan (PCA)
|Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs||995 runs @ 66.33 in 10 matches, inclusive of 5 hundreds and 2 fifties.|
|MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13||Ishwar Pandey (MPCA)
|Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs||48 wkts @ 21.06 in 8 matches, inclusive of five 5WI, and one 10WM.|
|M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-25 CRICKETER OF 2012-13||Karn Sharma (RSPB)||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000||48 wkts @ 15.6 in 7 matches, inclusive of four 5WI and two 10WM, in the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy.|
|M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-19 CRICKETER OF 2012-13||Axar Patel (Gujarat CA)
|Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000||830 runs @ 109.2 in 7 matches, inclusive of three centuries and three fifties, in the Cooch Behar Trophy.|
|M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-16 CRICKETER OF 2012-13||Arman Jaffer (Mumbai CA)
|Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000||1,036 runs @ 94.18 in 8 matches, inclusive of 3 centuries and 6 fifties, in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.|
|M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST WOMAN CRICKETER (SR) OF 2012-13||M.D. Thirushkamini (TNCA)||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000||361 runs @ 120.33 in four matches, inclusive of two hundreds and two fifties, in the Sr. Women’s limited-overs inter-zonal tournament.|
|BEST UMPIRE IN DOMESTIC CRICKET IN 2012-13||C. Shamshuddin||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000|
|DILIP SARDESAI AWARD FOR BEING INDIA’S BEST CRICKETER IN THE 2013-14 TEST SERIES AGAINST THE WEST INDIES
|Rohit Sharma||Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs||288 runs from two Tests. He scored a century on his Test debut, and followed it with a hundred in his second Test.|
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE IN 2012-13:
MUMBAI CRICKET ASSOCIATION – 23 points.
SPECIAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CRICKET – Trophy and cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each:
R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni
Late Eknath Solka