Rabada tops CSA awards nominations

Proteas fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, leads the nominations field for the 2015/2016 Cricket South Africa (CSA) Awards.

The gala event will take place on 26 July 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, a day after the CSA 25- Year Anniversary Dinner.

The CSA Awards Judging panel recently finalized the nominations list for the glittering occasion.

Rabada has been nominated in the following categories: SA Cricketer of the Year, Castle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year, Castle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year, KFC So Good Award and RAM Delivery of the Year.

CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat commented on the awards: “It is my great pleasure and privilege to congratulate all our nominees in this special year in which we celebrate the 25th year of our existence,

“And let us not forget to thank all the selfless people who work so diligently behind the scenes to create playing opportunities for our leading cricketers to excel at all levels.

“Our country continues to produce world-class players. As proof we need only reflect on the superb way in which Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Temba Bavuma and Tabraiz Shamsi have blossomed over the past year and begin their journey alongside our established greats like AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn.”

The CSA Awards Judging Panel is comprised of: Aslam Khota (Convener), Neil Manthorp, Victor Mpitsang, HD Ackerman, Mark Boucher and Andrew Samson.

Khota had this to say about the nature of the awards: “As always, these awards are tough to judge due to the stiff nature of the competition,

“Our world-class senior players are well established and there is an encouraging number of international newcomers making their mark as well.

“The judging panel was impressed by the overall performances during the season of the nominees in the various categories,”

Loyal Proteas fans can also have their say in the awards. The SA Fans Cricketer of the Year and the RAM Delivery of the Year require fans to vote for these respective awards. Further details of these awards and how the voting mechanism works can be found on CSA’s Social Media platforms as well as www.cricket.co.za.

Fans also stand a chance of winning a trip to the CSA Awards.

The CSA Awards evening is a culmination of CSA Day which has a special focus this year as CSA Celebrates its 25-Year Anniversary.

The evening before will see the CSA 25-Year Anniversary Gala Dinner take place, which will be followed the next morning BY the KFC CSA Amateur Awards breakfast. This is followed by the CSA Golf Day, and culminates with the CSA Awards Dinner.

SELECTED AWARDS NOMINATIONS

CSA GROUNDSMAN OF THE YEAR

Bethuel Buthelezi – Bidvest Wanderers

Evan Flint – PPC Newlands

Ashley Nel – Buffalo Park

CSA SCORERS ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

Boland

Gauteng

Northerns

CSA UMPIRE OF THE YEAR

Adrian Holdstock

Shaun George

Bongani Jele

AFRICA T20 CUP RISING STAR AWARD

Lungi Ngidi (Northerns)

Senuran Muthusamy (KwaZulu Natal)

Andries Gous (Free State)

PITCHVISION COACH OF THE SEASON

Rob Walter (The Unlimited Titans)

Geoffrey Toyana (bizhub Highveld Lions)

DOMESTIC NEWCOMER OF THE SEASON

Nicky van der Bergh (bizhub Highveld Lions)

Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions)

Grant Thomson (The Unlimited Titans)

MOMENTUM ONE- DAY CUP CRICKETER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Alviro Petersen (bizhub Highveld Lions)

Andrew Birch (Warriors)

Stephen Cook (bizhub Highveld Lions)

Malusi Siboto (VKB Knights)

RAM SLAMMER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Quinton de Kock (The Unlimited Titans)

Albie Morkel (The Unlimited Titans)

Kevin Pietersen (Sunfoil Dolphins)

Andre Russell (VKB Knights)

SUNFOIL SERIES CRICKETER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans)

Tabraiz Shamsi (The Unlimited Titans)

Dwaine Pretorius (bizhub Highveld Lions)

OXIGEN T20 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Hashim Amla

Imran Tahir

JP Duminy

CASTLE LAGER ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Quinton de Kock

Kagiso Rabada

AB de Villiers

CASTLE LAGER TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Hashim Amla

Temba Bavuma

Kagiso Rabada

MOMENTUM WOMEN’S CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Trisha Chetty

Lizelle Lee

Dane van Niekerk

SA CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Hashim Amla

AB de Villiers

Kagiso Rabada

Quinton de Kock

Imran Tahir

CSA WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Shandre Fritz (Western Province)

Yolandi Potgieter (Free State)

Alicia Smith (Boland)

CSA PROVINCIAL T20 CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Sarel Erwee (KZN Inland)

Graham Hume (KZN Inland)

David White (Eastern Province)

CSA PROVINCIAL ONE-DAY CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Devon Conway (Gauteng)

Mbasa Gqadushe (KZN Inland)

George Linde (Western Province)

SUNFOIL CUP THREE-DAY CRICKETER OF THE YEAR

Zubayr Hamza (Western Province)

Graham Hume (KZN Inland)

Kyle Nipper (KZN Inland)

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