JACQUES KALLIS crowned South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year

Congratulations to Jacques Kallis who was crowned South African Cricketer of the Year for 2011 the South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday night at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg.

Jacques Kallis - South African Cricketer of the Year 2011
Jacques Kallis - South African Cricketer of the Year 2011. Image: http://www.cricket.co.za/

According to Cricket South Africa, this is “the second time that Kallis has won CSA’s premier award as he previously achieved the distinction in 2004. He achieved a hat trick of awards this time as he was also named Castle Test Cricketer of the Year and received the KFC “So Good Award!” for his centuries in both innings of the Test match against India at Sahara Park Newlands in spite of being handicapped by a painful side injury. ”

Kallis’ passion for cricket began as a child where he attended and played cricket for  Wynberg Boys’ High School.

Today he gives back to the community with the Jacques Kallis Scholarship Foundation which was established to combine the academic and life skills programmes of existing school structures with funding and mentoring from Kallis. The Foundation currently sponsors two boys from Pretoria Boys High School, two from Maritzburg College and two from Selborne College.

Full list of award winners

Professional Awards: Operations

CSA Coach of the Year: Richard Pybus (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)
CSA Groundsman of the Year: Louis Kruger (Senwes Park)
CSA Scorers’ Association of the Year: Gauteng
Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete
CSA Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete

Professional Awards: Domestic

MTN40 Cricketer of the Year: Faf du Plessis (Nashua Titans)
Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Owais Shah (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)
SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Imran Tahir (Sunfoil Dolphins)
CSA Fairplay Award: Chevrolet Warriors
Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Mohammed Yaseen Vallie (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)
Saca MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award: Zander de Bruyn (bizhub Highveld Lions)
Domestic Players’ Player of the Year: Imran Tahir (Sunfoil Dolphins)

Professional Awards: SA Team

SA Newcomer of the Year: Imran Tahir
Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers
Castle Test Cricketer of the Year: Jacques Kallis
KFC “So Good!” Award: Jacques Kallis
CSA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla
SA Players’ Player of the Year: Hashim Amla
SA Cricketer of the Year: Jacques Kallis

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