The craving for recognition is every artist’s Achilles heel. Being told you are appreciated is one of the simplest, yet most incredible things you can ever hear. Cricketgraph has always endorsed this philosophy, through its unwavering pursuit towards recognizing & celebrating local cricket and its custodians. The various initiatives taken up by Cricketgraph over the years are a testimony to the fact.
Buoyed by the thunderous response received across Mumbai for the ‘NATARAJ Mumbai Ka Accurate Bowler’ contest, Cricketgraph, in association with NATARAJ PENS, has come up with ‘Cricketgraph Awards’, a unique concept to reward consistent performers in local cricket. A first-of-its-kind initiative at this level, the structure of the awards function would follow the template of some big-ticket awards events in the game. The whole idea is to celebrate the consistent, impactful performances from local cricket from the season gone by and to encourage those talented individuals to scale even greater heights going ahead.
Performances from a total of 6 categories, namely school cricket, college cricket, corporate tournaments, club cricket, professional cricket (Advocates, Doctors & Architects) and Women’s cricket,would be rewarded. Each category will have awards for the top 3 Batting, Bowling & all round performances. There will also be an award for the Most popular cricketer through which will be voted through Facebook likes, entries for which are open for all. The winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes along with trophies for their achievements.
Adjudicating the whole selection process would be our own panel of experts, comprising of several well-known names in the cricketing circles. Leading the panel, we have Mr. Umesh Patwal, the newly appointed batting consultant of the Nepal Cricket Team. Umesh Patwal has also had a stint with the Afghanistan Cricket Team as a batting coach. Sangeeta Kamat, selector for senior women within MCA, Mumbai Cricket Association and Nitin Surve, ex-western railways cricketer, round up a rather star-studded selection panel.
The awards function would be held in Mumbai and dates will be announced soon. If you wish to nominate yourself or others for the cricket awards, please email your performances with photos, score details to firstname.lastname@example.org or click >http://www.cricketgraph.com/cgawards/