CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) felicitates outstanding performances in the International Arena




Tyre major CEAT Limited celebrated the success and glory of International cricket with ‘CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2015 at a glittering ceremony here today. The awards honored the best of the International cricketers based on their performances as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the year 2014 – 2015.

From Left to Right Deepak Hooda, Rohit Sharma, Akinkya Rahane, Vinay Kumar, Kieron pollard, Sunil Gvaskar, Harsh Vardhan Goenka (Chairman RPG Group), Kapil Dev, Brett Lee

From Left to Right Deepak Hooda, Rohit Sharma, Akinkya Rahane, Vinay Kumar, Kieron pollard, Sunil Gvaskar, Harsh Vardhan Goenka (Chairman RPG Group), Kapil Dev, Brett Lee

CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) is the first cricket rating to officially recognize and reward cricketers for their performances in the international cricket arena.

Mr. Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Group said, “CEAT Cricket Rating has always recognized the achievements of cricketers from the international and domestic arena as well as the fresh faces on the field. This year we saw a lot of action right from India’s tour to Australia and the recently concluded World Cup, which allowed us to scrutinize performances across multiple formats.”

The awards honor the best of the International cricketers based on their performances in international cricketing in all formats, i.e. Test, ODI and T20, as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the year 2014 – 2015.

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara was announced as the CEAT overall International cricketer of the year while Ajinkya Rahane was conferred with the CEAT Indian Player of the year. Rewarding the younger talent, India’s Deepak Hooda was the CEAT young player of the Year. Dwayne Bravo was conferred with T20 Player of the year award and Sri Lankan Left Arm spinner Rangana Herath was awarded as Bowler of the Year.

In addition to the above, Rohit Sharma was announced as given CEAT Special Award for his record-breaking double ton of 264 against Sri Lanka while West-Indian All-rounder Kieron Pollard was bestowed upon the Popular player of the year award and Domestic Cricketer of the Year award was won by R Vinay Kumar.

It was also a day to honor the stalwarts of the yesteryears who have carved a name for themselves as legends of Cricket. Cricketing legend Kapil Dev was awarded the ‘CCR International Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to Indian cricket.

Speaking on the occasion cricket legend and the chief adjudicator of the CEAT Cricket Rating Mr. Sunil Gavaskar said, “CEAT Cricket Ratings has been a pioneer in identifying and honoring the potential cricketing talent of the country. CEAT has also initiated the Under-19 cricketing awards taking another step to emphasize its commitment to cricket.”

This year, CEAT announced the launch of CEAT Cricket Gear for the cricket enthusiasts across the country. CEAT has also roped in former Australian international cricketer Brett Lee as the brand ambassador for CEAT Cricket Ratings.

ABOUT THE CEAT CRICKET RATINGS AWARDS:

The CEAT Cricket Rating was the first rating system in international cricket to recognize and reward outstanding performers in cricket on an annual basis. Conceived in 1995 by CEAT, the CEAT Cricket Rating attempted to answer every cricket-lover’s persistent and perennial query – “Who is the best of the best?”

The CEAT Cricket Rating stands out by virtue of its simplicity. It comprises an objective points system that awards points to cricketers for their batting, bowling and on-field performances.

The cricketer that accumulates the highest number of points in their respective categories at the end of the period are declared the CEAT Cricket Rating International Cricketer.

The past winners of the CEAT Cricket Rating have been:

Year Cricketer of the Year Team of the Year
1995-96 Brian Lara N/A
1996-97 Venkatesh Prasad Pakistan
1997-98 Sanath Jayasuriya Australia
1998-99 Jacques Kallis South Africa
1999-00 Sourav Ganguly Australia
2000-01 Muttiah Muralitharan South Africa
2001-02 Muttiah Muralitharan Australia
2002-03 Ricky Ponting Australia
2003-04 Brian Lara Australia
2004-05 Jacques Kallis Australia
2005-06 Ricky Ponting Australia
2006-07 Muthiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka
2007-08 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka
2008-09 Gautam Gambhir India
2009-10 Shane Watson Australia
2010-11 Jonathon Trott England
2011-12 Virat Kohli India
2013-14 Virat Kohli India

The adjudicators: The CEAT CRICKET RATINGS are overseen by cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar, who is the adjudicator for the ratings.

 

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