Shakib Al Hasan wins ICC Men's Player of the Month award for the second time
On 13 April, Shakib Al Hasan and Henriette Ishimwe won the ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month awards for March 2023.
An Overview of the News
- Shakib Al Hasan won the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for the second time and first win in July 2021.
- He was recognized for his key role in Bangladesh's 3–0 T20I series victory over England.
- 19-year-old Rwandan Henriette Ishimwe won the ICC Women's Player of the Month award for her performances in the Nigerian Women's T20I tournament and the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.
- Ishimwe played a key role in Rwanda's victory over Zimbabwe, taking four wickets in four balls. She also scored 92 runs and took nine wickets including a hat-trick in the Nigerian Women's T20I tournament.
- Ishimwe is only the second female player from an Associate member to win the ICC Player of the Month award.
About International Cricket Council (ICC)
- ICC is the global governing body for the game of cricket.
- It was established in 1909 as Imperial Cricket Conference and later in 1965 it was renamed as International Cricket Conference. In 1989, its name was changed to International Cricket Council.
- The ICC is responsible for organising major international cricket tournaments such as the Cricket World Cup, World Twenty20, Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup.
- The ICC also oversees the ranking of international teams and players, and sets the rules and regulations of the game.
- The ICC is made up of 12 full members (Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe) and 92 associate members.
- Full members have Test status and can play official Test matches, while Associate members have ODI and T20I status and can play official One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals.
- Establishment - 15 June 1909
- Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Chairman - Greg Barclay
- CEO - Geoff Allardyce
- General Manager - Wasim Khan
- Assistant - Asian Cricket Council
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