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It's Sanga all the way

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Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has won three main awards --Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the year award, People's Choice Award and the ICC Test Cricketer of the year-at the ICC Award Ceremony in Colombo a short while ago.









ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year:

Sunil Narine (West Indies):
Up-and-coming West Indies bowler Sunil Narine has been named as the Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

The 24-year-old from Trinidad, follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner and fellow West Indies bowler, Devendra Bishoo, in claiming the award. The off-spinner played in three Tests for the West Indies claiming 12 wickets at an average 31.50, while in the 15 ODIs he played in he claimed 28 wickets at an average of 18.82.

Narine was the top choice of the 32-person voting academy, coming out ahead of Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal, Doug Bracewell of New Zealand and Australia’s James Pattinson.
 

ICC Spirit of Cricket Awards:

Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

 

ICC Associate & Affiliate Cricketer of the Year:

George Dockrell (Ireland)
: George Dockrell has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

The voting academy chose Dockrell ahead of other top Associate and Affiliate players including his team-mates on the short-list Kevin O’Brien, Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling as well as Afghanistan’s Dawlat Zadran. It is the first time Dockrell, who recently captained Ireland at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, has claimed the award.
 

ICC Twenty20 Performance of the Year:


Richard Levi (South Africa): South Africa batsman Richard Levi has won the ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year in recognition of his 51-ball 117 not out against New Zealand.

This is the fifth year the award has been given to recognise the most impressive performance by a player in Twenty20 Internationals during the 12-month voting period and it continues to mark the advent of this exciting format of the game at international level.

On 19 February 2012, during the Proteas’ Twenty20 International match against New Zealand in Hamilton, Levi on his debut tour for South Africa smashed his way to 117 not out with a swashbuckling innings that included five fours and 13 sixes. Levi took just 45 balls to reach his century, making him the current record holder for the fastest century in T20I cricket, ahead of former holder Chris Gayle who managed the feat in 50 balls.
 

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year:


Kumara Dharmasena (Sri Lanka):
Umpire Kumar Dharmasena has won the David Shepherd Trophy for first time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo tonight.

Dharmasena, 41, received the award following the voting by the 10 Test Full Member captains as well as the seven-man Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The Sri Lankan was judged  on his decision statistics and officiating skills during the past 12 months.

It is the first time the Sri Lankan has received the ICC award, which was renamed in 2010 after the late England umpire David Shepherd.
 

LG People's Choice Award:


Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka):
Kumar Sangakkara has won the LG People’s Choice Award for the second year in a row at the LG ICC Awards evening in Colombo.

Sangakkara was voted to the award by the general public and beat off strong competition for the award from South Africa duo Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander, India’s Sachin Tendulkar and England’s James Anderson.

The award, which was introduced at the 2010 LG ICC Awards in Bengaluru, was chosen by cricket fans around the world who had, in the course of the last  four weeks,  the opportunity to vote for their favourite player.


ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year:


Virat Kohli (India):
India’s Virat Kohli has been named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

During the performance period, he played 31 ODIs and compiled 1,733 runs at an average of 66.65, including eight centuries and six half-centuries. His highest score, 183, came against Pakistan in the Asia Cup on 18 March 2012.

The independent voting academy of 32 highly credentialed cricket experts put Kohli first, ahead of such talented and in-form players as Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga as well as Kohli’s India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


ICC ODI Women's Cricketer of the Year:


Stefanie Taylor (West Indies):
West Indies Stafanie Taylor has been named the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

During the voting period Taylor played in 13 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 514 runs at the top of the order at average of 46.72, while the off-spinner also claimed 16 wickets at an average of 13.12.

The young Jamaican took the accolade ahead of fellow West Indies team-mate Anisa Mohammed, England’s Lydia Greenway and Sarah Taylor.

The accolade rounds off a successful year for Taylor, who was part of the West Indies side that was victorious at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh, the side finished undefeated.
 

ICC Women's T20 Player of the Year:


Sarah Taylor (England):
England’s Sarah Taylor has been named ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

During the voting period Taylor played 10 Twenty20 Internationals for England scoring 340 runs at the top of the order at an average of 48.57, while the wicketkeeper also claimed 11 dismissals, including seven stumpings.

The 23-year-old took the accolade ahead of West Indies Stafanie Taylor and Australia’s Alyssa Healy and Lisa Sthalekar.


ICC Test Cricketer of the Year:

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara has been named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards.

During the performance period, he played 14 Tests and in 27 innings, he compiled 1,444 runs at an average of 60.16, including five centuries and five half-centuries. His highest score of 211 came against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in October 2011, while he also scored 199 not out against the same side on home soil in Galle.

The independent voting academy of 32 highly credentialed cricket experts put Sangakkara first, ahead of an impressive group of players that had been short-listed, including Hashim Amla, Vernon Philander and Australia captain, Michael Clarke.
 

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year:

Kumar Sangakkara: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara has been named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards after an extraordinary 12 months for the batsman.

In 14 Tests, he compiled 1,444 runs at an average of 60.16, including five centuries and five half-centuries. In addition, he played 37 ODIs, hitting 1,457 runs at an average of 42.85, with three centuries and nine half-centuries. In that time he has also proven himself to be the best ODI wicketkeeper in the window under observation with 42 dismissals. 

The independent voting academy of 32 highly credentialed cricket experts put Sangakkara first, ahead of a formidable group of players that had been short-listed, including South Africa duo Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander as well as Australia’s Michael Clarke.

Sangakkara follows in the footsteps of India’s Rahul Dravid (2004); Andrew Flintoff ( England) and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (joint winners in 2005); Ricky Ponting of Australia (2006 and 2007), West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson of Australia (2009), India’s Sachin Tendulkar (2010) and England batsman Jonathan Trott (2011) to take the top award.(ESPN)


 
 

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-1+36 # savindra 2012-09-15 19:52
Congrats Sanga !!! who ever says what ever, you are simply one reason for us to be proud to be a sri lankan... Class is for ever.. wish some of these politicians and their children had an ounce of your class...
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-1+21 # John 2012-09-16 13:14
Thank God its more pleasant breaking news than that thug & son! Of you Sanga, we are proud and UNITED as Sri Lankans!!!
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-1+19 # Farook 2012-09-15 19:58
You have done Bee Gees proud!
"You win again"
Hats off to you Sir Kumar Sangakkara.
You have brought Sri Lanka into the picture again and hope the Queen brings you into further limelight by honouring you.
Please win the T20 for us. You are the one!!!
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-0+79 # AZ 2012-09-15 20:04
Well done Sanga. Congratulations . Great achievement wining 3 awards. We are proud of you as Sri Lankans.
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-23+23 # weha 2012-09-15 20:41
From a spoiled brat to one of the greatest personalities in modern times. what a transformation.
Congrats !!!!!!!!!!
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-14+6 # piss 2012-09-15 21:17
Dear Sanga
I wish you shall contest for the president of sri lanka (As a independent candidate). We desperately need a prominent leader to govern this country.
Wish you all the best.
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-0+16 # Plumb 2012-09-16 15:18
Please stay away from politics Sanga , we want you to stay as a cricket hero forever in our hearts.... You could do more to cricket rather than to change this corrupted system... it will take blood and lives.... also all the hypo-critics need to change their ways... We would like to see the great announcer of cricket from you.. Good luck
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-1+47 # Chaminda 2012-09-15 20:07
This is fantastic news! Sanga, you have made Sri Lanka proud again.Congratulations ! Keep up your good work!!
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-3+39 # Hisham 2012-09-15 20:21
Hi Sanga,
Congrats. It is indeed great achievement and you deserve it. You are exemplary to all youngsters on the field and out.
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-2+6 # hashhhsl 2012-09-16 09:16
Why woud anyone want to thumbs down this? crazy!!
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-2+7 # Mahela 2012-09-16 14:15
No, it's a mistake and can't UNDO
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-0+8 # sasi 2012-09-15 20:28
Congratz Sanga! We r really proud of you! Lions roar!
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-0+17 # sisil 2012-09-15 20:31
Wow, wonderful, keep it up, you are a truly a great sri lankan
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-0+24 # Lobo 2012-09-15 20:39
Well done Kumar and Kumara....you have make us proud!
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-0+6 # meranchi 2012-09-15 20:48
your the best no dough and you dissave the title ....i
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-0+5 # Sapuma Bandara 2012-09-15 21:00
SUPER!
We need you to lead our Motherland asap.
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-0+13 # Rohan 2012-09-15 21:12
Respice Finem Sanga... you are a proud Trinitian
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-1+1 # manjula 2012-09-17 10:04
no rohan, he has made Trinity proud.
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-3+5 # Riyazi-Dorking 2012-09-15 21:13
Congrats Sanga !! Hope one day he`ll be anonymously elected as the President of our country !!
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-0+0 # das 2012-09-17 10:42
Anonymously elected??
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-0+27 # surain 2012-09-15 21:29
true example for everyone to follow every one to admire, everyone to talk, everyone to think, every one to be proud.
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-0+7 # Sella 2012-09-15 21:39
Welldone Sanga, this is not amazing. You are the most deserving person to these awards. Keep it up. Congrats to Kumar Dharmasena for his achievement too - weldone.
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-2+34 # NAREN 2012-09-15 22:00
YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL YOUR CRITICS FOR THE HONEST SPEECH YOU GAVE AT LORDS.
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-1+22 # Ranil 2012-09-15 22:05
Congrats sanga, u won them by performing to the highest level n by actual n fair vote unlike our politikkas
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-0+4 # Lanka Atapattu 2012-09-15 22:33
Congrats Sanga !! Your the best !!!!!
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-0+6 # anton weerasinghe 2012-09-15 22:36
So far the best cricketer of Sri Lanka
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-0+7 # hawkins 2012-09-15 22:39
You are a shinning star both inside and outside the cricket arena and I sincerely hope our politicians will emulate your feat.
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-0+4 # Anura Gunawardane 2012-09-15 22:55
IT is not just cricket that need you Sanga, But some day you can guide our whole Sri lankan Nation out of this mess.
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-1+6 # nihal s 2012-09-15 23:00
Your the best cricketer and best sporting star of our times.
Your honesty pays back. Well done Kumar Sanga
Nihal Soori
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-0+5 # rumesh 2012-09-15 23:06
congrats. sanga you are a truly great man inside and outside the field. you deserve all these awards.
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-0+5 # peeda mossa 2012-09-15 23:33
Simply wonderful ! Congratulations , Kumar and Kumara D.
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-0+5 # Viran 2012-09-15 23:41
Congrats Sanga, keep up your good work............please do not think of politics..............
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-0+4 # Senna 2012-09-16 00:09
Great achievement . Cricket fans all over the world watching you.
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-0+6 # chris abey 2012-09-16 00:15
Congrats .Always had that cut above the rest.You ,Mahela and Murali are true ambassadors .Hope you remain humble . I really admire your cricket and how you have used your position to help the less fortunate . One of the few moments we are proud to be Sri Lankans.
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-0+6 # Senaka 2012-09-16 00:51
Good to see two Kumars from Sri Lanka have made us really proud. One as the best cricketer and the other one as the best umpire. What an achievement ! Congratulations to both Kumars
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-0+6 # De Alwis 2012-09-16 02:52
You made Sri Lanka proud Sanga! Congratulations !
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-0+4 # Ken 2012-09-16 04:19
Congratulations Sanga
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-2+3 # Bagalawathiie 2012-09-16 05:22
Go Sanga Go. Congrats Sanga.
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-11+0 # zzzz 2012-09-16 05:24
Dharmasena!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! Just cant believe it. he's horrible
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-0+7 # Sherwin 2012-09-16 06:45
...........Where River Lake & Mountain meet !...........Complements bro. May your tribe increase !!
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-0+6 # Ami 2012-09-16 06:51
U made us feel so happy ! Proud to be a Srilankan !
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-1+6 # Naufer 2012-09-16 07:51
Now be carefull, politiacian may invite you for politrics
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-0+8 # Marikkar 2012-09-16 10:49
Congrats Sanga. You deserved this. Please guide our youngsters to achieve this great feet as well in the years to come. You have indeed made all the Sri Lankans very proud. Hope you would capitalise these Unique achivement to let our Mother Lanka fly higher and higher. May your good work continue to bring more and more pride to all Sri Lankans.
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-0+4 # Member 2012-09-16 14:54
You the maan.......keep up the good work bro
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-0+6 # Yehiya 2012-09-16 16:03
Hi, you brought the proud to motherland.
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-0+5 # pk 2012-09-16 16:33
congratulation to our personality.
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-1+8 # hilmi 2012-09-16 17:06
Kumar Sangakkara...... A National Treasure .
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-1+7 # Goni Eluwa 2012-09-16 17:08
DM, pls make this news article headlines on your Monday issue. Tnx.
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-1+4 # waz 2012-09-16 18:05
Thanks, Kumar S We are proud of you really.God. bless you!
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-1+4 # ashley wijesinha 2012-09-17 08:35
Congrats Sanga
Proud to be a Trinitian, actually a three-quarter Trinitian
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-1+4 # wazeem 2012-09-17 08:44
WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR ACHEIVEMENT MATE........

"RESPICE FINEM"
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-1+2 # True Sri Lankan 2012-09-17 09:12
We are proud of you.... We are Sri Lankans.....
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-0+1 # Norman 2012-09-17 14:16
"RESPICE FINEM". Trinity is proud of you son
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