The 2021 International Cricket Council (ICC) awards will be announced in January 2022, the governing body said on Tuesday.
The awards, which honours the top performances across men’s and women’s international cricket throughout the year, will comprise a total of 13 individual awards as well as five Team of the Year announcements for each format.
The winners for each category will be revealed in January 2022. The five official ICC Teams of the Year are set to be announced on January 17 and 18, whereas the individual women's awards will be declared on January 23. The men’s awards, ICC Spirit of Cricket and ICC Umpire of the Year award will be named on January 24.
The individual awards include Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year, ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year, ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year, ICC Spirit of Cricket Award, and ICC Umpire of the Year.
The first seven categories will feature a shortlist of four names, and will be announced from December 28 to 31 across all of ICC’s digital and social media channels.
The shortlisted categories recognises players who have had the most impactful performances this year between January 1 - December 31. The names will be decided by the ICC Awards panel, comprising prominent cricket journalists and broadcasters from across the globe along with ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice.
The ICC Voting Academy, comprising a wider selection of global cricket journalists and broadcasters, will vote for their first, second and third choices, while global cricket fans will also be invited to vote for their top performers through ICC’s digital channels.
The result of the ICC Voting Academy selections and the fans’ vote will be combined to determine the winner of each category. The Emerging and Associate categories listed will not feature shortlists and will be determined solely by the Voting Academy.
The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award honours an action, moment, gesture, or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the year which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket, and this will be determined by the ICC, while the ICC Umpire of the Year Award will be determined by votes collected from the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and Full Member men’s and women’s captains.
The five ICC Teams of the Year will be also decided by the ICC Voting Academy through an online survey, with each voter selecting their teams in the batting order and nominating a captain for each format.