Pakistan Cricket Awards: Players Recognized; Fakhar The Highest Earner
By: A.M. Khan
KARACHI: An impressive collection of the greatest cricket and social personalities occasioned the PCB Awards 2018 ceremony, which was held to recognize the cricket performers and greatest sporting triumphs of last season.
The awards included a wide range of categories, thus, enabling players of all types to be recognized and rewarded.
The most recognized player was the well deserving opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, who was awarded Rs. 2.5 million, while Captain Sarfraz Ahmed was awarded Rs. 1 million.
I’m going to miss the #PCBAwards in person but I’ll be there in spirit of course. Playing for your nation is an honor on its own and this award ceremony is an excellent initiative to recognize and appreciate the hard work cricketers put in day-in day-out #PakistanZindabad ??
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) August 8, 2018
The highlight of the Pakistan Cricket Awards event was the auction of some memorabilia of former and current cricket greats. This included the former Pakistan Captain Shahid Khan Afridi’s donation of Rs. 5 million to Edhi Foundation.
The PCB Chairman, Mr. Najam Sethi, while addressing the gathering, said that Karachi would continue to host international events in future, like it hosted the PSL-3 final in a befitting manner. Commenting upon the renovation project of the National Stadium, he said that it will add beauty to the city of Karachi.
Spirit & Special
- Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Award Sarfraz Ahmed – Rs. 1 million
- Special Award for Outstanding Performance Fakhar Zaman – Rs. 2.5 million
- Best Test Player of the Year (Men) M Abbas (27 wkts) – Rs. 600,000
- Best ODI Player of the Year (Men) Hasan Ali (33 wkts) – Rs. 600,000
- Best ODI Player (Women) Sana Mir (259 runs & 21 wckts) – Rs. 600,000
Get another award ?odi player of the year#Allahamduillah!I want to thanks my family my bro atta Ul rehman my team Pakistan ?? @TheRealPCB who organised this event spicelly thanks my all fans who always support&love me pic.twitter.com/7hh25oguI3
— Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) August 8, 2018
- Best T20 Player of the Year (Men) Babar Azam (489 runs) – Rs. 600,000
- Best T20 Player (Women) Javeria Khan (173 runs) – Rs. 600,000
- Emerging Player (Men) Faheem Ashraf – Rs. 600,000
- Emerging Player (Women) Diana Baig – Rs. 600,000
- Best Batsman Domestic (Men) Shan Masood (1857 runs) – Rs. 500,000
- Best Bats-woman Domestic (Women) Javeria Khan (356 runs) – Rs. 500,000
Best Bowler Domestic (Men) Aizaz Cheema (78 wkts) – Rs. 500,000
- Best Bowler Domestic (Women) Diana Baig (18 wkts) – Rs. 500,000
- Best Wicket-keeper Domestic (Men) Kamran Akmal (54 victims) – Rs. 500,000
- Best Wicket-keeper (Women) Sidra Nawaz (27 victims) – Rs. 500,000
Domestic Player of the Year
Batsman: Shan Masood
Bowler: Aizaz Cheema
Wicket-keeper: Kamran Akmal
All three Domestic Award winners are out of the Pakistan team pic.twitter.com/Q6JAWh8GhI
— ٰImran Siddique (@imransiddique89) August 8, 2018
- Best Player of the Year (Blind) Amir Ishfaq – Rs. 500,000
- Best Player of the Year (Deaf & Dumb) M. Naveed Qamar – Rs. 500,000
- Best Player of the Year (Disable) Nihaar Alam – Rs. 500,000
Others – Pakistan Cricket Awards
- Best Umpire of the Year M Asif Yaqoob – Rs. 300,000
- Best Coach of Year Sajjad Akber (LRCA) – Rs. 300,000
- Best Referee of the Year M Anees (Lahore) – Rs. 300,000
- Best Scorer of the Year Azhar Hussain (Lahore) – Rs. 200,000
- Best Curator of the Year Riaz Ahmed (Rawalpindi Stadium) – Rs. 200,000
Where was Pakistan legendary batsman Younus Khan in PCB’s award ceremony in Karachi.Legends like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad were also missing. Did @TheRealPCB invite them? Chairman’s blue eyed boy who is his PS was doing the interviews of Players,overall it was a flop show.
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) August 8, 2018
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