Trott up for people’s choice award

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Jonathan Trott & Matt Prior

Jonathan Trott's unbeaten century in the Melbourne Ashes Test is one of many fine innings for England that have seen him shortlisted

England batsman Jonathan Trott has been shortlisted for the second LG people’s choice award, which allows cricket fans to vote for international stars who have produced outstanding performances in the past year.

Besides Trott, those nominated are South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

Voting via www.lgpeopleschoice.com will be open until midday on August 25 and the winner will be announced on September 12 at the LG ICC awards in London.

The shortlist, nominated by an elite panel of cricket experts headed by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, along with Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas, England’s Mike Gatting, South Africa’s Paul Adams and New Zealand’s Danny Morrison, was selected using criteria set out by LG and the ICC.

This dictated that the nominees should have displayed attributes such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: “The inaugural LG people’s ICC awards, which was won by Sachin Tendulkar, proved hugely popular among fans across the globe and showed us just how much voting for their cricketing heroes meant.

“The LG ICC awards is now a prestigious event in the cricketing calendar and we are delighted that fans will again be able to have their say on who should win one of the awards in 2011.”

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