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PCB chairman presents ICC Awards to Babar Azam

February 1, 2023 11:06 PM


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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has presented Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy to Pakistani skipper Babar Azam, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Babar, who headlined the ICC Awards 2022, has now received the two coveted trophies from the PCB management committee chair and ICC Director Sethi at Gaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, the PCB wrote,” PCB Chairman and ICC Director Mr. Najam Sethi presents Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year and ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award to Pakistan captain Babar Azam”.

https://twitter.com/TheRealPCB/status/1620768374325387266

Azam had, earlier, been declared winner of the award by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The winners were selected following a global vote conducted among an independent panel of prominent media representatives – the ICC Voting Academy – whose votes were combined with those of cricket fans from around the world registered to icc-cricket.com, the PCB's website reported.

The Pakistani cricket icon had been nominated alongside England’s Ben Stokes, Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza, and New Zealand’s Tim Southee for the award due to his outstanding performance as player and captain in 2022.

 The ICC stated that 2022 was yet another year of Babar Azam making and breaking records as Babar was the only player to breach the 2000-run mark in the calendar year across formats, with his 2598 runs coming at an average of 54.12, which included eight hundreds and 17 fifties.  



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