News About Saeed Ajmal
Ajmal also received a special prize for the best bowler of 2012. He was the world’s top-ranked bowler in ODIs and Twenty20s last year.
Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal bagged four awards in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s first ever awards ceremony on Saturday.
Saeed Ajmal dominates PCB’s first ever annual cricket award
The PCB protested Ajmal’s absence from last year’s International Cricket Council world player awards, but made up for it somewhat by judging him the best bowler in tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s.
“To be named the best for the year from such a special group … for me this is out of this world,” AP quoted him as saying. “It took me 16 years to reach this point in my life.”
All the award winners received rupees 200,000 ($2,050) while Ajmal received additional rupees 1.5 million ($15,400) for his special prize. Ajmal said he would donate all of his prize money to his cricket academy in his hometown Faisalabad.
Each player of the team was awarded rupees 500,000 ($5,100) while fast bowlers Mohammad Irfan, Khan, Jamshed, Ajmal and Hafeez were given additional rupees 500,000 ($5,100) for their outstanding performances in the series.
Full list of awards:
PCB Emerging Player of the Year: Junaid Khan
PCB T 20 (Int) Bowler of the Year: Saeed Ajmal
PCB T 20 (Int) Batsman of the Year: Nasir Jamshed
PCB ODI Bowler of the Year: Saeed Ajmal
PCB ODI Batsman of the Year: Nasir Jamshed
PCB Test Bowler of the Year: Saeed Ajmal
PCB Test Batsman of the Year: Azhar Ali
PCB Player of the Year: Mohammad Hafeez
PCB Curator of the Year: Haji Mohammad Bashir
PCB Umpire of the Year: Ahsan Raza
PCB Deaf Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Shakeel
PCB Blind Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Jamil
PCB Woman Cricketer of the Year: Sana Mir
PCB Most Valuable Domestic Bowler: Zulfiqar Babar
PCB Most Valuable Domestic Batsman: Haris Sohail
PCB Life Time Achievement Award: Hanif Mohammad
PCB Life Time Achievement Award: Imtiaz Ahmed
Special Prize for Best Bowler of the Year: Saeed Ajmal