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PCB First Annual Awards

Lahore, January 11, 2013: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is organizing its First-ever Annual Awards at Lahore on January 12, 2013 (Saturday) to honour the stakeholders in Pakistan Cricket. The Awards span eighteen (18) categories covering all fields of cricketing spectrum.

With reference to performances, the period comprises the calendar year 2012. And a highly credible panel consisting of legend Intikhab Alam, chief selector Iqbal Qasim and veteran journalist Qamar Ahmed have selected the winners.  

From the best in domestic cricket, to umpires and curators, physically impaired cricketers in two categories (deaf and blind) to Player of the Year in all formats, and the Emerging Player of the Year are to be named. In addition to that, there are two Life Time Achievement Awards as well.

The really big one, of course, is: Player of the Year.  

This new PCB initiative is meant to recognize, acknowledge and honour Pakistan’s prime cricketing talent that has consistently stood out on the field of play – winning laurels for the team and the nation.

“The PCB believes that by putting the prime movers of our resurrection in contemporary cricket over the last one year on a pedestal, and making it a permanent feature, will give additional incentive to our top talent to make an extra effort whenever they step on to the field in Pakistan colours.

“We at the PCB are confident that it shall bring even greater consistency in Team Pakistan’s performances than witnessed in recent times”, said PCB Chairman Ch. Zaka Ashraf.

Each Award also accompanies a cash prizes but the real value lies in recognition and honour that it bestows on the recipient.

Following are the categories:

Sr No.

List of Awards


PCB Curator of the Year


PCB Umpire of the Year


PCB Deaf Cricketer of the year


PCB Blind Cricketer of the year


PCB Woman Cricketer of the year


PCB Most Valuable Domestic Bowler


PCB Most Valuable Domestic Batsman


PCB Emerging player of the year


PCB T 20 (Int) Bowler of the Year


PCB T 20 (Int) Batsman of the Year


PCB ODI Bowler of the Year


PCB ODI Batsman of the Year


PCB Test Bowler of the Year


PCB Test Batsman of the Year


PCB Player of the year


PCB Life Time Achievement Award


PCB Life Time Achievement Award


Special prize for best bowler of the year

 In addition, the team that won the series against India will be rewarded.

Media Protocols :

Ten Sports has the rights to cover and broadcast the event. No other media opportunity is available on the venue. The live update on the awards' recipients will be available on www.pcb.com.pk