Bangalore, Aug 29: Castrol India is coming up with Castrol Awards for cricketing excellence for the year 2011 as the event will be held at ITC Royal Gardenia in Bangalore today.
The event is expected to start at 7 PM in the evening, at ITC Royal Gardenia, as the cricketing fraternity is expected to be a part of the ceremony.
Unmukt Chand, who led India U-19 to its third World Cup title, will be honoured with the Junior Cricketer of the year award while former India skipper Ajit Wadekar, will be honoured with the life time achievement award this evening.
The other awards that will be announced this evening include
* Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year
* Castrol Test Cricketer of the Year
* Castrol ODI Cricketer of the Year
* Castrol Indian Batsman of the Year
* Castrol Indian Bowler of the Year
The nominees for Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year include M S Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin
Selection is through two stages, while the first one is based on the rating table for batting, bowling and fielding for ODIs and Tests, as the top five cricketers will be shortlisted while the second round will see the cricketers voting for these shortlisted players, as the voting is by secret ballot and will be monitored by professionals.
This year Castrol India has introduced two more awards this year, as they have a Castrol Performance Under Pressure Award and Castrol stand out Performance Under Pressure Award. Apart from these, there are going to be a few special awards for outstanding achievements as usual.