Indian batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag are nominated for the “ESPCcricinfo@20 Cricketer of the Generation Award.” The cricket news website also announced two more categories in the seventh leg of the annual awards.
The two new special awards – Cricketer of the Generation and Contribution to Cricket will add to six other categories declared earlier.
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag, Brian Lara of West Indies, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, Shane Warne of Australia and Jacques Kallis of South Africa are also on the list for the award.
This is the 20th anniversary celebrations of ESPNcricinfo and a 50-member jury of current and ex-cricketers and renowned sportswriters will choose the best player of the last 20 years to honour with the prestigious award.
The winner of the award will also get a brand new Renault automobile.
The website declared last month the nominees for the annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, in association with Renault, which identify the best cricket performances in 2013.
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid will pick the winner of “Contribution to Cricket” Award. This award will take into consideration the pitch curators, groundsmen, umpires, organisers or anyone who has positively impacted cricket.
“The Contribution to Cricket award was conceived to reward values that are pivotal to the sport – hard work, commitment, selflessness, fair play, and a dedication to the game. These are attributes embodied by many people across many aspects of the sport who are rarely – if ever – given credit for the amount they contribute to this great game,” said former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid.
Garg Sports International wishes all the nominees, Best of Luck. May the best wins!
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