Three cricketers vie for two awards

HARARE - Three Zimbabwe cricketers have been shortlisted twice in different categories for Saturday’s Zimbabwe Cricket Player Awards in the capital.

The three — captain Brendan Taylor, batsman Hamilton Masakadza and seamer Brian Vitori — were some of the most outstanding players for Zimbabwe in international cricket in the 2012 calendar year.

Taylor has been nominated for the Cricketer of the Year and Batsman of the Year awards, which he both won last year.

The Midwest Rhinos batsman will face stiff competition in both categories from fellow international Hamilton Masakadza, who was on top of his game throughout the season. Vitori was also shortlisted for the Cricketer of the Year category in addition to the Bowler of the Year nomination.

However, conspicuous by his absence from the list is the late Mashonaland Eagles coach Kevin Curran, who won the Coca-Cola Pro 50 Championship last season and finished second in the Logan Cup and Stanbic T20 competitions.

SHORTLIST

Cricketer of the Year: Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Brian Vitori
Batsman of the Year: Brendan Taylor, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza
Bowler of the Year: Brian Vitori, Elton Chigumbura, Kyle Jarvis
Rookie of the Year: Richard Mutumbami, Kevin Kasuza, Richard Muzhange
Most Promising Cricketer of the Year: Tino Mutombodzi, Kevin Kasuza, Richard Muzhange
Coach of the Year: David Houghton: David Mutendera, Gary Brent
Scorer of the Year: Freeman Chigovera, Luke Chiwara, Robina Muzunguzika
Umpire of the Year: Owen Chirombe, Langton Rusere
Female Cricketer of the Year: Ashley Ndiraya, Josephine Nkomo, Modester Mupachikwa
Most Promising Female Cricketer of the Year: Modester Mupachikwa, Nomatter Mutasa, Loreen Tshuma
Best Schools Cricketer: Ryan Burl, Malcolm Lake, Luke Jongwe.

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