Kohli, Ashwin win top BCCI awards
Virat Kohli will become the first player to receive the Polly Umrigar Award - given to the International Cricketer of the Year - for the third time, at the BCCI Annual Awards in Bangalore on March 8. Kohli first received the award in 2011-12 and in 2014-15. R Ashwin, the No. 1 ranked bowler and allrounder by the ICC in Tests, will become the first player to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award twice. Ashwin first won the award, instituted to honour the best performance in the bilateral series between India and West Indies, after he was named the Man of the Series in the three-Test series in 2011. Last year, Ashwin was again named the Man of the Series in the four-Test series in West Indies after he struck (लगाना) two centuries and finished with 17 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls(विजयोपहार) .
The Mumbai Cricket Association was chosen as the State Association of the 2015-16 season for winning the Ranji Trophy, the CK Nayudu Trophy and the Women's Plate League Group. They were runners-up in the Cooch Behar Trophy, the Vijay Merchant Trophy and the Women's One-Day Elite Group. The BCCI Annual Awards Committee, consisting of N Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji, had nominated(नामजद) former left-arm spinners Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar for the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and also instituted the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women starting this season, which will be given to India's first Test captain Shanta Rangaswamy.