Virat Kohli will become the first player to receive the Polly Umrigar Award – given to the International Cricketer of the Year – for the third time, at the BCCI Annual Awards in Bangalore on March 8. Kohli first received the award in 2011-12 and in 2014-15.Read more ↓
R Ashwin, the No. 1 ranked bowler and allrounder by the ICC in Tests, will become the first player to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award twice. Ashwin first won the award, instituted to honour the best performance in the bilateral series between India and West Indies, after he was named the Man of the Series in the three-Test series in 2011. Last year, Ashwin was again named the Man of the Series in the four-Test series in West Indies after he struck two centuries and finished with 17 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.
The Mumbai Cricket Association was chosen as the State Association of the 2015-16 season for winning the Ranji Trophy, the CK Nayudu Trophy and the Women’s Plate League Group. They were runners-up in the Cooch Behar Trophy, the Vijay Merchant Trophy and the Women’s One-Day Elite Group.
The BCCI Annual Awards Committee, consisting of N Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji, had nominated former left-arm spinners Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar for the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and also instituted the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women starting this season, which will be given to India’s first Test captain Shanta Rangaswamy.
CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award – Rajinder Goel, Padmakar Shivalkar
BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award For Women – Shanta Rangaswamy
BCCI Special Award – VV Kumar and Ramakant Desai
Polly Umrigar Award – Virat Kohli
Dilip Sardesai Award – R Ashwin
Lala Amarnath Award for best allrounder in Ranji Trophy 2015-16 – Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh)
Lala Amarnath Award for best allrounder in domestic limited-overs competitions – Axar Patel (Gujarat)
Madhavrao Scindia Award for highest scorer in Ranji Trophy 2015-16 – Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai)
Madhavrao Scindia Award for highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2015-16 – Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand)
MA Chidambaram Trophy for highest scorer in Under-23 CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16 – Jay Bista (Mumbai)
MA Chidambaram Trophy for highest wicket-taker in Under-23 CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16 – Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra)
NKP Salve Award for highest scorer in Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2015-16 – Armaan Jaffer (Mumbai)
NKP Salve Award for highest wicket-taker in Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2015-16 – Ninad Rathva (Baroda)
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award for highest scorer in Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy 2015-16 – Abhishek Sharma (Punjab)
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award for highest wicket-taker in Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy 2015-16 – Abhishek Sharma (Punjab)
Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for best woman cricketer (senior) of 2015-16 – Mithali Raj
Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for best woman cricketer (junior) of 2015-16 – Deepti Sharma (Uttar Pradesh)
Best Umpire in domestic cricket in 2015-16 – Nitin Menon
Best Performance in BCCI domestic tournaments in 2015-16 – Mumbai Cricket Association
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