Team India captain Virat Kohli will be adding another feather to his cap as he will be bestowed with the Polly Umrigar award for international cricketer of the year at the BCCI award ceremony in Bangalore on March 8, 2017 which is the final day of the second test match between India and Australia. Kohli is receiving the award for the third time, after having received it in 2011-12 and 2014-15, becoming the first one to do so.
In another first, all-rounder R Ashwin will also become the first Indian to receive the Dilip Sardesai award twice. Earlier, The BCCI Annual Awards committee consisting of N Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji had nominated Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
In other awards, Mumbai Cricket Association has been chosen as the State Association of the Season (2015-16) for winning the Ranji Trophy, the CK Nayudu Trophy and also the Women’s Plate League Group. They were runner-up in the Cooch Behar Trophy (U-19), the Vijay Merchant Trophy (U-16) and the Women’s One-Day Elite Group.
Here’s the complete list of the winners for this season:
Col. CK. Nayudu Lifetime achievement award: Rajinder Goel, Padmakar Shivalkar
BCCI Lifetime achievement award for women: Shantha Rangaswamy
BCCI special award: VV Kumar, Late Ramakant Desai
Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli
Dilip Sardesai award (For India’s best cricketer in the West Indies series 2016):R Ashwin
Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy 2015-16:Jalaj Saxena of Madhya Pradesh
Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competitions, 2015-16: Axar Patel of Gujarat
Madavrao Scindin Award (Highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy 2015-16): Shreyas Iyer of Mumbai
Madavrao Scindin Award (Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy 2015-16):Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand
M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Highest scorer in (U-23) Col. CK. Nayudu Trophy 2015-16: Jay. G. Bista of Mumbai
M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Highest wicket-taker in (U-23) Col. CK. Nayudu Trophy 2015-16: Satyajeet Bachhav of Maharashtra
NKP Salve Award (Highest scorer in (U-19) Cooch Behar Trophy in 2015-16):Arman Jaffer of Mumbai
NKP Salve Award (Highest wicket-taker in (U-19) Cooch Behar Trophy in 2015-16): Ninad Rathva of Baroda
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award ( Highest scorer in (U-16) Vijay Merchant Trophy in 2015-16): Abhishek Sharma of Punjab
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award ( Highest wicket-taker in (U-16) Vijay Merchant Trophy in 2015-16): Abhishek Sharma of Punjab
Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Sr.) of 2015-16): Mithali Raj of Railways
Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Jr.) of 2015-16): Deepti Sharma of uttar Pradesh
Best Umpire in Domestic cricket in 2015-16: Nitin Menon
Best performance in BCCI Domestic tournaments of 2015-16: Mumbai Cricket Association