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CWI: Mayers happy with Player-of-the-Month nomination following heroics in Bangladesh

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Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

West Indies batsman Kyle Mayers has been nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player-of-the-Month for February. It is done to recognise the best performances from both across all forms of international cricket. Fans have been treated to some fantastic cricket the last few months and can vote on for their favourite player.


The left-handed Mayers made an amazing unbeaten, double-century on debut against Bangladesh in Chattogram to lead West Indies to an historic victory. He scored 40 in the first innings and followed up with 210 not out in the second innings to help the West Indies successfully chase 395 and win the first Test. West Indies also went on to win the second Test in Dhaka and thereby earned a magical 2-0 series win on foreign soil. The other two nominees are Joe Root the England captain and Ravichandran Ashwin the Indian all-rounder.

“It feels great to be nominated for this award. To be among some of the greats of the game is something special. Going to Bangladesh and playing my first Test, I never had a double in mind, I always had the team in mind. Anyone, representing their nation for the first time would like to do their best, my goal was to get a hundred and put the team first,” Mayers said.

Kyle Mayers, West Indies cricketer on his nomination for ICC's Player of the Month award for Feb

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

“It just worked out I got 200 and I broke some records and to get 200, I broke some records along the way, which was never on my mind. But I’m very thankful for the amazing support from the fans. I’m hoping these good performances to continue and to be as consistent as I can be.”

The three nominees for each of the categories are shortlisted based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the period of that month (the first to the last day of each calendar month). This shortlist is then voted on by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world. The ICC Voting Academy comprising prominent members of the cricket family including senior journalists, former players, and broadcasters and some members of the ICC Hall of Fame.

The voting academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90 percent share of the vote. Additionally, fans registered with the ICC will be able to vote via the ICC website once the shortlisted players are announced and will have a 10 percent share of the vote. Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.


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