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ICC Player of the Month

The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the Player of the Month Awards for men and women in January 2021, to recognise and celebrate the best performances across formats of international cricket through the year.
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The performance period is the first to the last day of each calendar month with Full Members as well as Associate Member players considered for shortlisting.

Test matches that end before the final day of the calendar month are considered for that month (i.e. if a Test match starts 29 January 2021 and finishes 1 February 2021, then performances are considered for the February vote).

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

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

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

Votes are collected by two means:

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

2. Fans registered with the ICC submit votes via the ICC website once the nominees are announced, and have a 10% share of the vote.

The player with the highest percentage of votes in each category is declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the Voting Academy’s ballot takes precedence to determine the winner. In the event of there still being a tie, the Award will be shared.

Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on our digital channels.