The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on January 27, 2021 the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards to recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. The process will be like forming an independent ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, broadcasters, and journalists from around the world, will team up with fans to vote for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month and ICC Women’s Player of the Month.
Fans enjoyed the sensational cricketing performances during the month of January making the inaugural player of the month awards a highly competitive affair. Nomination and Voting process is as follows: The three nominees for each of the categories will be shortlisted by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the period of that month (the first to the last day of each calendar month).
The shortlisted candidate is then voted for by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world. The ICC Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of the vote. Subsequently, on the 1st day of each month, fans registered with the ICC can submit votes via the ICC website and will have a 10% share of the vote. Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month via the ICC’s digital channels.