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    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced their Awards of the Decade to recognise the best players across cricket over the past 10 years.

    Nepal’s former Captain Paras Khadka is among the nominees for the awards. Fans can register their vote on the ICC’s website.

    ICC has announced ten categories in the awards namely Men’s Cricketer of the Decade, Women’s Cricketer of the Decade, Men’s Cricketer of the Decade for Tests, ODIs and T20Is, Women’s Cricketer of the Decade for ODIs and T20Is, Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade, Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade and the Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.

    Cricket fans across the globe can vote online which will make up 10% of the voting, while votes from an expert panel will make up the remaining 90%. The winners will be announced in December, the ICC release said.

    The nominees for each of the categories have been determined by the Awards Nominations Committee according to on-field performances and overall achievements for at least five years during the period.

    The complete list of nominees for the ICC Awards of the Decade are as follows:

    Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period:

    • R Ashwin (India)
    • Virat Kohli (India)
    • Joe Root (England)
    • Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
    • Steve Smith (Australia)
    • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
    • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

    Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period:

    • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
    • Meg Lanning (Australia)
    • Ellyse Perry (Australia)
    • Mithali Raj (India)
    • Sarah Taylor (England)
    • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

    ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period:

    • James Anderson (England)
    • Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
    • Virat Kohli (India)
    • Joe Root (England)
    • Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
    • Steve Smith (Australia)
    • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

    ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period:

    • MS Dhoni (India)
    • Virat Kohli (India)
    • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
    • Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
    • Rohit Sharma (India)
    • Mitchell Starc (Australia)
    • AB de Villiers (South Africa)

    ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period:

    • Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
    • Jhulan Goswami (India)
    • Meg Lanning (Australia)
    • Ellyse Perry (Australia)
    • Mithali Raj (India)
    • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

    ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period:

    • Aaron Finch (Australia)
    • Chris Gayle (West Indies)
    • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
    • Virat Kohli (India)
    • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
    • Rohit Sharma (India)
    • Imran Tahir (South Africa)

    ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period:

    • Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
    • Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
    • Alyssa Healy (Australia)
    • Meg Lanning (Australia)
    • Ellyse Perry (Australia)
    • Anya Shrubsole (England)

    ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in men’s Associate cricket during the performance period:

    • Richie Berrington (Scotland)
    • Peter Borren (Netherlands)
    • Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)
    • Paras Khadka (Nepal)
    • Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
    • Assad Vala (PNG)

    ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
    The best overall performer in women’s Associate cricket during the performance period:

    • Kathryn Bryce (Scotland)
    • Sarah Bryce (Scotland)
    • Natthakan Chantham (Thailand)
    • Sterre Kalis (Netherlands)
    • Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)
    • Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand)

    ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade
    An action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket:

    • 2011 Winner – MS Dhoni (India)
    • 2012 Winner – Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
    • 2013 Winner – Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
    • 2014 Winner – Katherine Brunt (England)
    • 2015 Winner – Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
    • 2016 Winner – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
    • 2017 Winner – Anya Shrubsole (England)
    • 2018 Winner – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
    • 2019 Winner – Virat Kohli (India)

    The voting lines were open on November 25 and will close on December 16-17.

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