Following on from the success of The 2nd event last year, when England star Moeen Ali lifted the Player of the Year trophy for a second time, the Talk Home Mobile Asian Cricket Awards will take place at the Kia Oval in London.
Friday 23 September 2016 is the date that the Kia Oval will host this celebration of the contribution made to the sport by South Asian players, coaches and administrators to English cricket.
All areas of the game will be recognised – from international performers like Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali, to stalwarts of the amateur game, the young stars of tomorrow, coaches, media, behind-the-scenes staff and other unsung heroes.
The 2016 Asian Cricket Awards, sponsored by Talk Home Mobile, will bring together representatives from the professional game along with international players, celebrities and dignitaries from across the sport for
a star-studded awards evening at The Kia Oval on 23rd September 2016.
Quotes about The Asian Cricket Awards
Tom Harrison (Chief Executive Officer, England & Wales Cricket Board)
“The ECB is delighted to give the Asian Cricket Awards our whole-hearted backing. The awards are a great way of recognising and rewarding the contribution the South Asian community makes to cricket at all levels and we are proud to be official partners for this prestigious event once again.”
Moeen Ali (England and Worcestershire)
“I’m honoured and privileged to be a part of the Asian Cricket Awards as an ambassador. I was fortunate enough to win the player award for the previous two years and am glad that I have helped in a small way to showcase the event. I am very proud of my heritage and honoured to be representing England – the British-Asian talent pool is immense, I really hope to see more players make it through to the top level. An event such as this, at Lord’s the home of cricket, really helps to give Asians that platform they deserve.”
The Rt. Hon Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills)
“I love cricket. I was born in Rochdale and most of my earliest memories are of playing the game. I always dreamed of being at Lord’s and standing alongside some of the finest cricketers in the land and the Asian Cricket Awards allowed that dream to come true for me last year, albeit not quite in the way I imagined. In terms of participation and involvement, cricket has changed a lot in recent years. More and more people take part from right across the UK and from all different backgrounds – not least British Asians. That can only be great for the game. I congratulate Inventive Sports on putting on this great event again and look forward to another successful Awards ceremony in 2016.”
Ravi Bopara (England and Essex)
“The Asian Cricket Awards is a great initiative that recognises the entire cricket industry. I’m proud to have been an ambassador for the ACA 2015, during my benefit year with Essex. I believe in putting back into the community and hope that future generations can draw inspiration from this much-needed intitiative.”