Kohli to get cricketer of the year award

Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar award. AFP

India captain Virat Kohli's phenomenal form fetched him the BCCI's best cricketer award for two seasons, while World Cup stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women's equivalent of the honour, the Board announced.

"Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on June 12," the BCCI stated.

In the 2016-17 season, Kohli amassed 1332 runs in 13 Tests at a phenomenal average of 74, while he averaged 84.22 for his 1516 runs in 27 ODIs during the period. In the six Tests played in the 2017-18 seasons, Kohli scored 896 runs at an average of 89.6, while ODI average stands at 75.50.

Kohli will walk away with a prize money of Rs 15 lakh for each season in the men's category, while Harmanpreet and Mandhana, both of whom played a crucial role in India's impressive runners-up finish at the World C last year, will become maiden recipients of the awards for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.

To honour former President Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI has rechristened four awards in remembrance of the late administrator.

"The Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy will be presented to the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketer in women's cricket."

The Cricket Association of Bengal was adjudged the best State Association (2016-17) while the Delhi and District Cricket Association got the prize for the 2017-18 season.

"The last two years have been fabulous for Indian Cricket with both the men and women’s teams doing very well. We are proud of their achievements and this is our small way of acknowledging their on-field efforts," Committee of Administrators Chairman, Vinod Rai said.

The award winners for 2016-17 season: COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Late Mr Pankaj Roy (posthumously)

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: Diana Edulji (DECLINED)

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: Abbas Ali Baig and Late Naren Tamhane

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD: Virat Kohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN): Harmanpreet Kaur

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY: Parvez Rasool of Jammu and Kashmir

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2016-17: Krunal Pandya

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17): Priyank K Panchal of Gujarat.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17): Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): Ekant C Sen of Himachal

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): Karan Kaila of Punjab

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17): Jonty Sidhu of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17): Rahul Singh of Assam

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): N Thakur Tilak Varma of Hyderabad

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): Rohit Dattatraya of Vidarbha C A

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2016-17): Punam Raut

AWARD WINNERS OF 2017-18: COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Anshuman Gaekwad

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: Sudha Shah

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: Late Mr. Budhi Kunderan

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD: Virat Kohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN): Smriti Mandhana

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2017-18: Jalaj Saxena of Kerala

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2017-18: Diwesh Pathani of SSCB

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): Jalaj Saxena of Kerala

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18): Aryaman Birla of Madhya Pradesh

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18): Tejas Baroka of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18): Y V Rathod of Vidarbha

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18): Ayush S Jamwal of Himachal Pradesh

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): K Nithish Kumar Reddy of Andhra

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): Reshu Raj of Bihar

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2017-18): Deepti Sharma. 

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