International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Player of the Month awards for June 2022. England’s in-form batter Jonny Bairstow bagged the Men’s Player of the Month title while South Africa’s power-hitting batter Marizanne Kapp was awarded with Women’s Player of the Month.
Why this award is given to Jonny Bairstow:
Jonny Bairstow received the title after his remarkable performances last month against New Zealand. He defeated his team-mate Joe Root and New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell in the race of receiving the “Player of the Month” award.
Why this award is given to Marizanne Kapp
South African batter Marizanne Kapp’s last month was also full of solid and powerful performances. Kapp’s classic stroke play got her more votes than her teammate Shabnim Ismail and England’s Nat Sciver. With this feat, Kapp has become South Africa’s first ICC Women’s Player of the Month winner since Lizelle Lee, who was crowned in March 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- ICC Founded: 15 June 1909;
- ICC Chairman: Greg Barclay;
- ICC CEO: Geoff Allardice;
- ICC Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.