10 Sep :India’s ODI captain MS Dhoni won the ICC ODI Player of the Year award; Dhoni beat off tough competition from team-mate Sachin Tendulkar, Australia fast bowler Nathan Bracken and Pakistan stalwart Mohammad Yousuf to take the prestigious award.
West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the fifth player to win the coveted Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the 2008 ICC Cricketer of the Year at the awards ceremony.
Alongwith MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh added laurals to the Indian side after winning the ICC award for best performance in Twenty20 World Cup for his outstanding performance in the shorter version of the game.
Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis piped Ishant Sharma of India to win the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards in Dubai on Wednesday night.The mystery tweaker has exploded on to the international scene and taken the world by storm with his mesmerising brand of spin bowling.
The Associate Player of the Year for 2008 went to Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate.Sri Lankan team also won the ICC ‘Spirt of Cricket’ award for second year in row. Australia’s Simon Taufel won the ICC Umpire of the Year award for fifth year in the row.