Michael Clarke Wins Two ICC Awards
Australian captain Michael Clarke has been named as the ICC Cricketer Of The Year and the ICC Test Cricketer Of The Year by the sport's governing body.
It comes after Clarke was named in the ICC's Test and ODI Teams Of The Year earlier this month.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was named as the ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year and India's Cheteshwar Pujara picked up the Emerging Player award.
New Zealander Suzie Bates won the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer Of The Year while Sarah Taylor won the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer Of The Year award.
For taking five for six against South Africa, Umar Gul won the T20I Performance Of The Year award with Mahela Jaywardene's decision to walk without waiting for an umpire's decision against New Zealand in Galle in November 2012 earned him his second Spirit Of Cricket award.
Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien won the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer Of The Year award with Richard Kettleborough taking away the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire Of The Year.
"I'd like to congratulate all of the winners announced today, who are all highly deserving of their awards," ICC President Alan Isaac said.
"It’s been a fantastic year of cricket and I think a special congratulation is needed for Michael Clarke, who claimed two awards this evening, including of course the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year.
"I would also like to extend my thanks to all of those on the Selection Panel and the various Voting Academies who gave up their time to vote for the various awards."
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