Virat Kohli to Receive Cricketer of the Year at BCCI Annual Gala

The current skipper of the Indian men’s cricket team Virat Kohli is going to be awarded BCCI’s best cricketer award for two seasons, thanks to his phenomenal batting.

Cricket news: Here are the list or award winners for the season 2016-17 and 2017-18

World cup stars from Indian women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana, were chosen for the same equivalent honour.

“Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Team India captain ViratKohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on June 12,” the BCCI stated.

Kohli’s 2016-17 seasons has been fantastic as he had scored 1332 runs from 13 Tests with an outstanding average of 74.

In ODIs he has an average of 84.22 as he had scored 1516 runs from 27 ODIs. In 2017-18 season, he has scored 896 runs, with 89.6 average from six Tests and 75.50 average in ODI.

Kohli will be awarded with Rs. 15 lakhs for each season, while for Kaur and Mandhana, it will be their maiden award for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.

The trophy is rechristened in the name of Jagmohan Dalmiya, the late administrator of BCCI.

“The Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy will be presented to the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketer in women’s cricket.”

The Board also increased the prize money by one lakh rupees in nine categories and the reward now stand at Rs. 1.5 lakh.

Also it will be first time the Board has decided to award late Pankaj Roy with the lifetime achievement award (2016-17) after much confusion whether it should be given to the former batsman posthumously.

The Cricket Association of Bengal was awarded the best State Association for the season 2016-17, while the Delhi and District Cricket Association won it in 2017-18 seasons.

“The last two years have been fabulous for Indian Cricket with both the men and women’s teams doing very well. We are proud of their achievements and this is our small way of acknowledging their on-field efforts,” Committee of Administrators ChairmanVinod Rai said.

Diana Edulji, who is a CoA member, was also named for the lifetime achievement award (2016-17), but declined for his position and also congratulated the winners.

“This year we will be presenting awards for the past two seasons and it is going to be a big occasion ahead of the historic Test against Afghanistan. For the first time, an award category for the best International Cricketer (Woman) has been introduced and it is a step in the right direction,” she said.

“For BCCI, it is an opportunity to show its gratitude towards cricketers who enrich this game with their skills and hard work,” added BCCI acting President C K Khanna.

AWARD WINNERS OF 2016-17

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: 

Late Pankaj Roy (posthumously)

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: 

Diana Edulji (DECLINED)

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: 

Abbas Ali Baig and Late NarenTamhane

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD:

 ViratKohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN):

 Harmanpreet Kaur

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY:

 ParvezRasool of Jammu and Kashmir

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2016-17:

 Krunal Pandya

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17):

 Priyank K Panchal of Gujarat.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

Ekant C Sen of Himachal

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

Karan Kaila of Punjab

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

Jonty Sidhu of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17):

Rahul Singh of Assam

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

N Thakur Tilak Varma of Hyderabad

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): 

RohitDattatraya of Vidarbha C A

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2016-17):

PunamRaut

AWARD WINNERS OF 2017-18

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: 

AnshumanGaekwad

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: 

Sudha Shah

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: 

Late Mr. BudhiKunderan

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD: 

ViratKohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN): 

SmritiMandhana

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2017-18: 

JalajSaxena of Kerala

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2017-18: 

DiweshPathani of SSCB

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

JalajSaxena of Kerala

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18):

Aryaman Birla of Madhya Pradesh

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

TejasBaroka of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

Y V Rathod of Vidarbha

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18):

Ayush S Jamwal of Himachal Pradesh

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

K Nithish Kumar Reddy of Andhra

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): 

Reshu Raj of Bihar

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2017-18):

Deepti Sharma.

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