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ICC Player of the Month

Starting January 2021, the ICC is launching its Player of the Month Awards to recognise and celebrate the best performances across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
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The Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month will be decided by an independent Voting Academy comprising former players, journalists and broadcasters, as well as cricket fans from around the world who will be invited to vote on ICC’s channels.


The performance period will be the first to the last day of each calendar month.

Both Full and Associate Member players will be considered for shortlisting.

Test matches must have ended before the final day of the calendar month to be considered for that month (i.e. if a Test match starts 29 January 2021 and finishes 1 February 2021, then any performances will be considered for the February POTM vote).

In consultation with the ICC’s statistician, a shortlist of three male and three female players will be compiled by ICC Management, accompanied by key statistics and performance highlights during the month.

Pant, Root and Stirling were nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for January
Pant, Root and Stirling were nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for January

The shortlist of nominees and accompanying commentary will be forwarded to the Voting Academy and announced on the ICC’s digital platforms.

Votes will be collected by two means:

  1. The Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of the vote; and

  1. Fans registered with the ICC will be able to submit votes via the ICC website once the nominees are announced, and will have a 10% share of the vote.

The player with the highest percentage of votes will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the Voting Academy’s vote will take precedent to determine the winner. In the event that there is still a tie, the Award will be shared.

Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.