India captain Virat Kohli will be awarded with the Polly Umrigar Award at the BCCI award ceremony in Bengaluru on Tuesday (June 12).
The BCCI in its media release on Thursday (June 7) confirmed that Kohli will be presented with this prestigious award for his phenomenal show in the past two seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18).
The Polly Umrigar Award is given to the international cricketer of the year by the Indian cricket board. In its award ceremony, the BCCI recognizes and honours the top domestic and international cricketers across all age groups.
While Virat fetches the biggest honours in men’s category, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are set to be maiden recipients of the award for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.
In order to honour one of its finest administrators, the BCCI has come up with four awards in commemoration of Late Jagmohan Dalmiya.
“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 BCCI media release stated.
“The Cricket Association of Bengal has been adjudged the best State Association owing to their consistent performances in the BCCI domestic tournaments for the 2016-17 season while the Delhi and District Cricket Association gets the prize for the 2017-18 season,” the statement further read.
The BCCI also has raised prize money for nine categories by Rs. 1 lakh and the revised prize money is Rs. 1.5 lakh.
Award winners for the 2016-17 season:
Award winners for the 2017-18 season