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Swann in race for top ICC award after earlier snub

Source : REUTERS
Last Updated: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 13:46 hrs
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Dubai: Initially overlooked, England off-spinner Graeme Swann on Monday made it to the shortlist for this year's top International Cricket Council (ICC) award.

The Indian duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag and South African batsman Hashim Amla are also in the running for the Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the Year trophy, the ICC said in a statement.

Swann was included in the long-list only after the Clive Lloyd-headed selection committee admitted to a "genuine oversight".



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Tendulkar, Sehwag and Amla have also been shortlisted for the Test Player of the Year award, alongside South African pacer Dale Steyn.

Tendulkar is in the fray for the one-day international Cricketer of the Year award as well, along with the Australian duo of Ryan Harris and Shane Watson and South African AB de Villiers.

Katherine Brunt of England, West Indian Stafanie Taylor and the Australian pair of Shelley Nitschke and Ellyse Perry have been shortlisted in the Women Cricketer of the Year category.

This year's ICC awards, to be distributed on Oct. 6 in Bangalore, feature nine individual prizes, including Emerging Player of the Year and Umpire of the Year.


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