How does the International Cricket Council could identify the ‘Player of the Month’?

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Overview of the “International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month” Award

The International Cricket Council launched the ‘Player of the Month’ Award for both men & women in January 2021, to recognize & reward the best performances across formats of International Cricket throughout the year.

How does the voting system work?

Full members, as well as associated members, are considered for the shortlisting process. Three nominees of either category are shortlisted based on their performances from the first day to the last day of each calendar month.

If a particular test match ends before the final day of the calendar month then that match will be considered for that particular month. For instance, if a test match starts on 29th March 2021 & ends on 1st April 2021, then the match performances are considered for the February vote & not for the January vote.

With the help of ‘ICC statistician’ three men & three women nominees of the ‘Player of the Month’ Award are compiled by the International Cricket Council (ICC) management. Their details are shared along with key statistics & their performance highlights during that particular month.

The list of nominees & accompanying commentary are forwarded to the Voting Academy & are officially announced on the ICC digital platforms.

International Cricket Council ‘Player of the Month Award’s’ Voting process:

The shortlisted players of both men’s & women’s categories are then voted on by the independent International Cricket Council (ICC) Voting Academy and fans across the globe. The ICC Voting Academy comprises renowned members of the cricket fraternity such as well-known journalists, former players, broadcasters, and members of the ICC Hall of Fame.

Votes are collected by two means:

  1. The voting academy submits their votes through email & holds 90% share of the votes.
  2. Fans that registered for the ICC Vote via the ICC website accounts for 10% share of the vote.

The player who enjoys the highest percentage of votes in each category is declared the winner of the “ICC Player of the Month” Award. If a tie occurs then the Voting Academy ballot will determine the winner of the award. . In the event of there still being a tie, the Award will be shared.

On every second Monday of the month, the winners are announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on its official digital platforms.

List of winners and nominees for International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Player of the Month

MonthNomineesWinner
JanuaryRishabh Pant,
Joe Root,
Paul Stirling

Rishabh Pant
FebruaryRavichandran Ashwin,
Kyle Mayers,
Joe Root

Ravichandran Ashwin
MarchRashid Khan,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
Sean Williams
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
AprilBabar Azam
Fakhar Zaman
Kushal Bhurtel
Babar Azam
MayHasan Ali
Praveen Jayawickrama
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
JuneDevon Conway
Quinton De Kock
Kyle Jamieson
Devon Conway

List of Nominees & Winners for International Cricket Council Women’s (ICC) Player of the Month

MonthNomineesWinners
JanuaryDiana Baig
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Shabnim Ismail
FebruaryTammy Beaumont
Brooke Halliday
Nat Sciver
Tammy Beaumont
MarchRajeshwari Gayakwad
Lizelle Lee
Punam Raut
Lizelle Lee
AprilAlyssa Healy
Leigh Kasperek
Megan Schutt
Alyssa Healy
MayKathryn Bryce
Gaby Lewis
Leah Paul
Kathryn Bryce
JuneSophie Ecclestone
Sneh Rana
Shafali Verma
Sophie Ecclestone

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