2008 ICC Awards: Ajantha Mendis, Shiv, Styen & Lankans take honours
Sri Lanka’s new star Ajantha Mendis won the Emerging Player of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards ceremony in Dubai. Mendis pipped England’s upandcoming Stuart Broad South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and paceman Ishant Sharma of India. Shivnarine Chanderpaul took the coveted Player of the Year award Dale Styen bagged the Test cricketer of the year as the Sri Lankan team won the spirit of cricket. The selection panel was chaired by West Indies legend Clive Lloyd and included former Australia captain Greg Chappell recently retired South Africa allrounder Shaun Pollock former Sri Lanka opener Sidath Wettimuny and former Bangladesh batsman Athar Ali Khan.Dubai Sept 2008.