Virat Kohli to receive Polly Umrigar Award

Virat Kohli will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the third time while R. Ashwin will walk away with his second Dilip Sardesai Award

India captain Virat Kohli will receive the Polly Umrigar Award for the International Cricketer of the Year at the BCCI Annual Awards function.   -  PTI

Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award, given to the International Cricketer of the Year, at the BCCI Annual Awards to be held in Bengaluru on March 8.

Kohli, who first received the award in 2011-12 and in 2014-15, will become the first Indian cricketer to be bestowed with the honour on three occasions.

Ravichandran Ashwin will also become the first Indian cricketer to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award twice. The all-rounder first won the award, instituted to honour the best performance in the bilateral Test series between India and West Indies after being named the Man of the Series in the three-match Test series, in 2011.

In the four-match Test series last year, Ashwin again picked up the Man of the Series award for his outstanding show. In four Tests, he scored two centuries and picked 17 wickets including two five-wicket hauls.

The BCCI Annual Awards committee consisting of N. Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji had nominated Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Mumbai Cricket Association has been chosen as the State Association of the Season (2015-16) for winning the Ranji Trophy, the C.K. Nayudu Trophy and also the Women’s Plate League Group. Mumbai was the runner-up in the Cooch Behar Trophy, the Vijay Merchant Trophy and the Women’s One-Day Elite Group.

The BCCI award winners (2015-16)   
Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award: Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar
BCCI Lifetime Achievement award for women: Shantha Rangaswamy
BCCI Special awards: V.V. Kumar and late Ramakant Desai  
Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli
Dilip Sardesai Award  (For India’s Best Cricketer In the West Indies Series 2016) R. Ashwin  
Lala Amarnath Award for the best  allrounder in the  Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh)
Lala Amarnath Award for the best allrounder in domestic limited over competition: Axar Patel (Gujarat)
Madhavrao Scindia Award:  Highest ccorer in the  Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai)  
Madhavrao Scindia Award : Highest wicket-taker:  Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand)
M.A. Chidambaram Trophy: Highest Scorer in the under-23  Col. C K Nayudu Trophy:  Jay Bista (Mumbai)  
M.A. Chidambaram Trophy: Highest wicket-taker  in the under -23 Col. C K Nayudu Trophy: Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra)
NKP Salve  Award: Highest scorer in the under-19  Cooch Behar Trophy: Armaan Jaffer (Mumbai)
NKP Salve  Award:  Highest wicket-taker in the under-19  Cooch Behar Trophy: Ninad Rathva (Baroda)  
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award : Highest scorer in the under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy: Abhishek Sharma (Punjab)
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award: Highest wicke-taker in the under-16  Vijay Merchant Trophy: Abhishek Sharma (Punjab)
Jagmohan Dalmiya Award: Best Woman Cricketer (SR) : Mithali Raj  (Railways)
Jagmohan Dalmiya Award: Best Woman Cricketer (JR) : Deepti Sharma  (Uttar Pradesh)
Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket: Nitin Menon
Best performance in BCCI domestic tournaments: Mumbai Cricket Association