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Swann snubbed for top award

England spinner omitted from long-list despite stellar year

Last Updated: 19/08/10 8:27am

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Swann: surprise omission

Swann: surprise omission

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England spinner Graeme Swann is a surprise omission from the International Cricket Council's long-list for their Cricketer of the Year prize.

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A total of eight players are each up for three awards at the annual ceremony, but no England player is in consideration for the top honour.

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis from South Africa, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag from India, Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger from Australia and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene are the men who feature in the Test, ODI and player of the year categories.

Swann, who signed a new two-year deal with Nottinghamshire on Wednesday, might feel aggrieved not to be among the 16-strong contenders for the top gong, having taken 49 Test wickets at 27.55 and 28 one-day wickets at 23 in the qualification period.

The off-spinner, currently ranked number three in the world, is on the Test long-list alongside James Anderson, while team-mates Eoin Morgan, Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan are all up for the Emerging Player award.

Ireland batsman Paul Stirling is also in the running for that title, and is joined on the Associate Player of the Year list by compatriots Trent Johnston and Kevin O'Brien and Scotland's Richie Berrington and Mudassar Bukhari.

Shortlists for each award will be produced before the ceremony on October 6 in Bengaluru, India.

Long-lists of nominees (will be reduced to a short-list in due course)

Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Doug Bollinger (Aus)
Michael Clarke (Aus)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
Ryan Harris (Aus)
Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Morne Morkel (SA)
Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Virender Sehwag (Ind)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Daniel Vettori (NZ)
AB de Villiers (SA)
Shane Watson (Aus)

Test Player of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
James Anderson (Eng)
Mohammad Asif (Pak)
Doug Bollinger (Aus)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
Tamim Iqbal (BD)
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Simon Katich (Aus)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Thilan Samaraweera (SL)
Virender Sehwag (Ind)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Graeme Swann (Eng)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Shane Watson (Aus)

ODI Player of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Doug Bollinger (Aus)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
Tillekeratne Dilshan (SL)
Ryan Harris (Aus)
Michael Hussey (Aus)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Virender Sehwag (Ind)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
AB de Villiers (SA)
Daniel Vettori (NZ)
Shane Watson (Aus)
Cameron White (Aus)

Emerging Player of the Year
Mohammad Amir (Pak)
Umar Akmal (Pak)
Tim Bresnan (Eng)
Steven Finn (Eng)
Shafiul Islam (BD)
Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
Angelo Mathews (SL)
Eoin Morgan (Eng)
Pragyan Ojha (Ind)
Tim Paine (Aus)
Wayne Parnell (SA)
Kemar Roach (WI)
Steven Smith (Aus)
Paul Stirling (Ire)
David Warner (Aus)

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