Mahela in running for world’s most popular cricketer
Aug 24, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The International Cricket Council on Monday announced the short-list of five cricketers for the LG People’s Choice Award category at the LG ICC Awards that will take place in Bengaluru, India on 6 October.
The short-list includes Mike Hussey of Australia, Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka, England captain Andrew Strauss, Sachin Tendulkar of India and AB de Villiers of South Africa.
This award, which has been included for the first time, will be chosen by cricket fans around the world who now have a chance to vote for their favourite player until 10 September on www.lgpeopleschoice.com.
The cricketers have been selected on the basis of some really innovative parameters, in sync with the values that embody brand LG, by a five-man ICC selection panel. This panel was chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd and includes former international players Angus Fraser of England, Matthew Hayden of Australia, Ravi Shastri of India and Zimbabwe’s Duncan Fletcher.
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