The Sportstar Aces Awards 2021 will celebrate the consistency of performance and the impact of sports stars in the decade between 2011 and 2020.

The unprecedented nature of the last year has left us with very little sporting action to make a true assessment of performance and hence we at Sportstar, in consultation with out esteemed jury, decided to honour the best performers of the past decade.

There will be 13 awards under the Popular Choice category that will be open for public voting. These votes will help our jury to gauge the mood of the nation and help them in their selection of the final winner.

There will be 10 Jury awards and a special recognition award under a new category called Sports for Good, where we will recognise the work of organisations/individuals who have used sports for the betterment of society.

Relaunched in 2019, the second edition of the Aces awards saw Kapil Dev honoured with the lifetime achievement award, while P. V. Sindhu was named the Sportstar of the Year. Australian batsman Steve Smith bagged the Chairman's Choice Award for his remarkable performance in the Ashes.

Swashbuckling Indian opener Rohit Sharma was chosen as the Sportsman of the Year (Cricket) for a hugely successful 2019, when he finished the top run-scorer at the World Cup and Smriti Mandhana emerged the Sportswoman of the Year (Cricket). The Indian Test team was declared the Team of the Year while Pullela Gopichand and R.B. Ramesh shared the Coach of the Year accolade.

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POPULAR AWARDS

There are 13 categories under Popular Awards:
Sportsman of the Decade (Cricket)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Cricket)
Sportsman of the Decade (Team Sports)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Team Sports)
Sportsman of the Decade (Track and Field)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Track and Field)
Sportsman of the Decade (Racquet Sports)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Racquet Sports)
Sportsman of the Decade (Individual Olympic Sports)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Individual Olympic Sports)
Sportsperson of the Decade (Motorsports)
Club of the Decade
Moment of the Decade

JURY AWARDS

The Jury Awards will comprise :
National Team of the Decade
Coach of the Decade
Sportsman of the Decade (Individual non-Olympic Sports)
Sportswoman of the Decade (Individual non-Olympic Sports)
Parathlete Sportsperson of the Decade (Male)
Parathlete Sportsperson of the Decade (Female)
Best State for the Promotion of Sports
Best PSU for the Promotion of Sports
Best Corporate for the Promotion of Sports
Lifetime Achievement Award