By ICC Media Release
On this week's LG ICC Awards 2011 special ICC Cricket World Radio Show, England's Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook talk exclusively about winning the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Awards respectively ? at this year's event held in London on 12 September.
"I am pretty young in international cricket. So to have won this award is a real honour and privilege. It is a great feeling because it comes as the end of a very fruitful year," says Trott after winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year.
Based on the period between 11 August 2010 and 3 August 2011, the LG ICC Awards 2011 - presented in association with FICA - take into account performances by players and officials in a remarkable period for the game.
The show can be used in whole or part by radio stations that want free cricket content for editorial use, while the public can also download it straight from www.icc-cricket.com or from iTunes.
Also on this week's show, Trott's teammate Alastair Cook talks about being named the ICC Test Cricketer Of The Year for 2011.
"It is amazing that I won this award despite there being so many great names in the nomination. It is not as much about me, as much about the team. It is great to be part of the success as it has helped me reach here," says Cook.
Emirates Elite Panel Umpire Aleem Dar also talks about winning the David Shepherd Trophy for Umpire Of The Year for the third successive year.
"It is a great honour because this is not about competition between us umpires but a reward for our consistency. I will try my level best to keep up my performance,'' says Dar.
Also this week, ICC Cricket Hall Of Fame saw the induction of three greats of the game - former Australia bowler Alan Davidson, former Australia women's captain Belinda Clark and West Indies' former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.
"I really feel great. When I first got the call I was surprised. I thought there were so many great cricketers ahead of me that one day I will get a call. But I never expected it to be this soon. I am humbled and honoured,'' says Ambrose on his induction into the elite group.
Finally, Tournament Director of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 6, Edward Fitzgibbon looks ahead to the tournament to be held in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur . The tournament, scheduled to run from 17 to 24 September, features hosts Malaysia, Fiji, Guernsey, Jersey, Kuwait and Nigeria.
"This year's tournament in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia promises to be a tightly contested event. We will have two sides, Nigeria and Kuwait, who have been promoted from Division 7. All the sides are evenly matched. There are some exciting players to look out for as well and it promises to be an exciting week,'' says Fitzgibbon.
This show has been put together by the ICC's global broadcast partner, ESPN STAR Sports.