Official ICC App

Your App for international cricket. The official ICC app provides coverage across all of the current international action including fixtures, results, videos, ICC news, rankings and more. Don’t miss a moment and keep up with the latest from around the world of cricket!

ICC Awards of the Decade

The ICC Awards of the Decade is a one-off edition of the annual awards programme, aimed at celebrating the stand-out performers and moments from the past ten years of international cricket.
Awards of the Decade

VOTE HERE

The ICC Awards of the Decade are:

  1. Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period.
  2. Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) during the performance period.
  3. ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Test cricket during the performance period.
  4. ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s ODI cricket during the performance period
  5. ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s ODI cricket during the performance period
  6. ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s T20I cricket during the performance period
  7. ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s T20I cricket during the performance period
  8. ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in men’s Associate cricket during the performance period
  9. ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade – The best overall performer in women’s Associate cricket during the performance period
  10. ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade – An action, moment, gesture or decision on the field of play in international cricket during the performance period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket.

Furthermore, Teams of the Decade (TOTD) will be compiled for the following five formats:

  1. ICC Men’s Test TOTD
  2. ICC Men’s ODI TOTD
  3. ICC Women’s ODI TOTD
  4. ICC Men’s T20I TOTD
  5. ICC Women’s T20I TOTD

The performance period for the awards will be 1st January 2011 – 7th October 2020. 

Voting Process

The voting mechanism for the ICC Awards of the Decade is as follows:

Awards 1-9 as listed above:

An Awards Nominations Committee comprising prominent cricket journalists and broadcasters from across the globe and the ICC General Manager – Cricket will determine a shortlist of nominees for each category. The members of the Awards Nominations Committee are:

  • Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager – Cricket
  • Benedict Bermange, Statistician
  • Ian Bishop, Broadcaster
  • Tim Cutler, Journalist
  • Natalie Germanos, Broadcaster
  • Peter Lalor, Journalist
  • Alison Mitchell, Broadcaster
  • Sharda Ugra, Journalist

The nominees for each of the categories will be determined according to on-field performances, impact on the game and overall achievements for a sustained period of time across the last decade.

To be an eligible nominee, a player must have made international appearances in the relevant format for at least 5 (five) years during the performance period.

Ireland and Afghanistan will be considered as Full Members of the ICC for the duration of the performance period.

The shortlists will then be voted on by a Voting Academy comprising a wider selection of global cricket journalists and broadcasters, with cricket fans also contributing to the vote via the ICC’s digital channels.

Comprehensive statistics relevant to all the above categories will be distributed among the Voting Academy along with accompanying narratives, and they will cast their votes online, outlining their first, second and third choices for each category. Scoring for votes submitted by the Voting Academy will be as follows:

  • 1st choice – 3 points
  • 2nd choice – 2 points
  • 3rd choice – 1 point

The result of the Voting Academy selections and the fans’ vote will be combined to determine the winner in each of these categories. 

In the event of a tie, the player with the most first-choice votes from the Voting Academy will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists, then the player with the most second-choice votes from the Voting Academy will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists, then the player with the most third-choice votes from the Voting Academy will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists, the Awards Nominations Committee will be approached to make a final selection from the tied nominations.

Award 10 – ICC Spirit of Cricket of the Decade Award

The nominees for this category will be the 2011 – 2019 winners of the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award. Votes will be collected via the ICC’s digital channels.

In the event of a tie, the Awards Nominations Committee will be approached to make a final selection from the tied nominations.

ICC Teams of the Decade

The Voting Academy will determine the selections in the TOTD categories using the same online survey, identifying their teams in batting order, selecting a balanced team of batters, bowlers and one wicketkeeper, while also nominating a captain from their selections for each format.

Where further clarifications are necessary (i.e. unbalanced team, unclear batting order, or a tie in captain selections), more feedback will be sought from the Voting Academy. In the event that this doesn’t yield a clear result, then the Awards Nominations Committee will be approached to make a final determination.

Vote Weighting

For Awards 1 to 9 as listed above, the results of the Voting Academy’s selections will amount to a 90% share of the vote, with the fans’ vote counting for 10%.

For Award 10, the ICC Spirit of Cricket of the Decade Award, the winner of this category will be determined solely by a fan vote on the ICC’s digital channels.

The ICC Teams of the Decade will be determined exclusively by the Voting Academy.