In 14 Tests, Sangakkara scored 1,444 runs at an average of 60.16, including five centuries and five half-centuries. In addition, he played 37 ODIs, hitting 1,457 runs at 42.85, with three centuries and nine half-centuries. He has also effected 42 dismissals in the ODIs.
"This is an amazing honour and I've seen the people who have won it before me and the nominees too, to be named alongside them is wonderful," Sangakkara said.
In Image: Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena poses with the Umpire of the Year award at the ICC Awards 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 .