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Kallis declared South Africa's Cricketer of Year


June 8, 2011 - Johannesburg

All-rounder Jacques Kallis was crowned South Africa's Cricketer of the Year for 2011 at a South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

According to Sports24.com, this is the second time that Kallis has won CSA's premier award. He had previously achieved the distinction in 2004. 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.

Middle-order batsman A B de Villiers was named Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year and Amla remained the choice of his peers, being named S A Players' Player of the Year and SA Fans' Player of the Year, while Lonwabo Tsotsobe was named Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year.

Imran Tahir was named SA International Newcomer of the Year. He was also named both SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year and Domestic Players' Player of the Year.

Owais Shah was named Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year in the domestic category and Faf du Plessis MTN40 Cricketer of the Year.

Richard Pybus, who coached the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras to two of the three domestic professional titles, was named Coach of the Year while Johan Cloete received the top Umpiring award.

CSA Day started with the SA Cricket Awards breakfast, in association with KFC, which was held to celebrate the stars of tomorrow, followed by the CSA Golf Invitational, which gave key stakeholders an opportunity to have a round of golf with the Proteas.

ANI

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