The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to roll out the red carpet for its long-awaited award ceremony, the BCCI Awards 2024. Scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Hyderabad on January 23, 2024, cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating this grand event. Notably, this marks a significant moment for the BCCI as it resumes its tradition of recognizing and honouring outstanding cricketers after a four-year hiatus.
A resurgence after a pandemic pause
The last edition of the BCCI Awards took place in 2019, and the subsequent years witnessed an unexpected halt due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the cricketing world gradually returning to normalcy, the BCCI is poised to celebrate the achievements of cricketing stalwarts from the last three years as well. This makes the BCCI Awards 2024 even more special, as it promises to honour the best performers who have been patiently awaiting their moment in the spotlight.
A star-studded affair
Adding to the excitement, the BCCI Awards 2024 will take place just two days before India’s opening Test of the five-match series against England in Hyderabad. This proximity means that the English players, currently immersed in their training sessions in the city, are likely to grace the ceremony. The prospect of witnessing international cricket stars alongside their Indian counterparts adds a unique charm to the event, promising an unforgettable experience for cricket fans.
Ravi Shastri set to receive lifetime achievement honour
A highlight of the BCCI Awards 2024 is the anticipated recognition of former Indian cricketer and coach Ravi Shastri. Joining the elite league of legends like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, and Kris Srikkanth, Shastri is set to receive the prestigious CK Nayudu Award for Lifetime Achievement. This acknowledgement is a testament to Shastri’s invaluable contributions to Indian cricket and his lasting impact on the sport.
Shubman Gill to win Men’s Cricketer of the Year for 2023?
Another exciting revelation is the expected recognition of young cricket sensation Shubman Gill. Reports suggest that Gill is set to be honoured with the Polly Umrigar Award for the Best Men’s Cricketer of the Year for 2023. Gill’s stellar performances across formats in the previous year have undoubtedly earned him this accolade, making him a deserving recipient of this esteemed award.
Additionally, the best international cricketer in women’s cricket, best umpire and best domestic team accolades are also expected to be bestowed in BCCI Awards 2024.
When and where to watch BCCI Awards 2024
The BCCI Awards 2024 will unfold in Hyderabad at 6:00 PM IST on Tuesday, January 23.
Those looking to catch the action live can tune in to the JioCinema app that will livestream the award ceremony, ensuring that cricket enthusiasts worldwide can witness the celebration of cricketing excellence.