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Public get chance to decide winner of LG People’s Choice Award

Jul 28, 2011 3:55:42 AM - srilankacricket.lk

Five leading stars nominated for award

The second LG People’s Choice Awards will allow cricket fans the unique chance to vote for a galaxy of international stars who have produced outstanding performances in the past year.

Those nominated include South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, India’s ICC Cricket World Cup winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chris Gayle from the West Indies, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and England’s Jonathan Trott.

For the second time in the history of the LG ICC Awards, fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner, voting via www.lgpeopleschoice.com. Voting will be open until 11am GMT on 25 August with the winner will be announced on 12 September at the LG ICC Awards in London.

The short list, 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,  was selected using criteria set out by LG and the ICC. This dictated that the nominees should have displayed some of the attributes regarded by LG as in line with their corporate qualities such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “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.

“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.”

Fans voting on the awards are in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes from LG.

Further details on the other LG ICC Awards will be released in the next month.

For information on the nominated player’s achievements in the past 12 months, please go to www.lgpeopleschoice.com.