Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq wins the ICC ‘Spirit of Cricket Award’ for the year 2016.
He becomes the first player of from Pakistan to win the award based on his outstanding attitude and inspiring his team to play the game in its true spirit.
Misbah felt honored and delighted after winning the ICC ‘Spirit of Cricket Award and said, “We always try to play cricket within the rich traditions of the sport with a very open and positive mindset.” Misbah also has the honor to uplift his team to the top position in Test ranking this year.
To name a few of the previous winners of this award are M.S Dhoni, Daniel Vettori, Mahela Jayawardena and Brendon McCullum.
The ICC ‘Umpire of the Year Award’ for 2016 was given to South Africa’s Marais Erasmus.