Saeed Ajmal, who was controversially snubbed in last year’s International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Awards, is likely to be named Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Player of the Year this weekend, according to officials.
While the board has not made any such announcement, insiders said that the PCB will arrange a reception in honour of team where it will also name the best performers of 2012.
“The reception will be held on Saturday,” said an official.
Meanwhile, the PCB was also expected to announce awards for the best player in all three formats. Azhar Ali is the top contender for Tests while Nasir Jamshed is likely to be named best ODI player. Jamshed is also a contender for the Twenty20 award alongwith captain Mohammad Hafeez while Misbahul Haq is expected to get best captain of the year award.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2013.
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