New Delhi: Ex-India cricket Captain, Coach, Manager and Chairman of Selectors, Ajit Laxman Wadekar will be awarded the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence for 2011, to be held at Bangalore on 29th August 2012. Current India under-19 Captain, Unmukt Chand, is the winner of the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year 2011.
Initiated in 1997-98, the Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence recognizes outstanding performances by Indian cricketers – past, present and future.
Besides the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award and the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Awards, current Indian cricketers will be recognized in the following categories:
Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year
Castrol Test Cricketer of the Year
Castrol ODI Cricketer of the Year
Castrol Indian Batsman of the Year
Castrol Indian Bowler of the Year
The cricketers in the running (nominees) for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year includes:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year is selected through a two tier process. The first stage includes a point based rating table which is based on points scored for batting, bowling and fielding during all test matches and one day internationals. The top five point scorers are thus shortlisted as nominees for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year.
In the second stage, all cricketers who have represented India in at least one test match or five one-day internationals are asked to 'vote' for their choice for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year – bringing in a qualitative edge to the judging process. The voting is by secret ballot and is monitored by Professional Management Group.
Besides the above categories, Castrol has instituted two new awards this year:
The Castrol Performance Under Pressure Award – which will be given away to the cricketer who has consistently delivered performance under pressure situations throughout the year
The Castrol stand out Performance Under Pressure Award – which will be presented to the cricketer who has delivered the one stand out performance in an extreme pressure situation which resulted in a crucial victory for the Indian cricket team
By Indian Sports News Network