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Kevin O'Brien named the Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year

Updated: Friday, 13 Dec 2013 09:40 | Comments

Kevin O'Brien is the Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
Kevin O'Brien is the Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year

Ireland  all-rounder Kevin O'Brien has claimed the Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award.

O'Brien was honoured at the ICC awards after a year in which he helped Ireland qualify for both the Cricket World Cup and the World Twenty20.

Michael Clarke was named ICC Cricketer of the Year with the Australia captain also bagging the Test Player of the Year award after a stellar season with the bat.

Clarke was the world's leading run-scorer in the voting period which included the team's 4-0 drubbing in India and 3-0 Ashes loss in England.

Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, who won both the honours last year, was named ODI Cricketer Of the Year, while promising Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was named ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year.

Richard Kettleborough of England won the top umpire's award while New Zealand captain Suzie Bates was named the Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year.

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