Sangakkara sweeps ICC awards

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was named ICC cricketer of the year and test player of the year at the governing body's annual awards ceremony in Colombo on Saturday. India's Virat Kohli took the one-day player of the year honour and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was named emerging cricketer of the year. Sangakkara scored 1,444 runs in 14 test matches between August 2011 and August 2012 at an average of 60.16, with five centuries and five half-centuries. He also amassed 1,457 runs at 42.85 from 37 one-day internationals in the same period, during which he picked up 42 dismissals as his country's wicketkeeper.

New Zealand's cricketer Daniel Vettori poses with his Spirit of Cricket award. -Photo by AFP
New Zealand's cricketer Daniel Vettori poses with his Spirit of Cricket award. -Photo by AFP
South African cricket captain AB De Villiers arrives for the ICC Awards 2012. -Photo by AP
South African cricket captain AB De Villiers arrives for the ICC Awards 2012. -Photo by AP
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena, winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Umpire of the Year Award, poses with the trophy. -Photo by Reuters
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena, winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Umpire of the Year Award, poses with the trophy. -Photo by Reuters
Ireland's George Dockrell poses with his Associate Player of the year award. -Photo by AFP
Ireland's George Dockrell poses with his Associate Player of the year award. -Photo by AFP
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle poses as he arrives for the ICC Awards 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. -Photo by AP
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle poses as he arrives for the ICC Awards 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. -Photo by AP
India's cricketer Virat Kholi poses with the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award. -Photo by AP
India's cricketer Virat Kholi poses with the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award. -Photo by AP
South Africa's Richard Levi, winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Twenty20 International Performance of the Year award, poses with his trophy. -Photo by Reuters
South Africa's Richard Levi, winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Twenty20 International Performance of the Year award, poses with his trophy. -Photo by Reuters
West Indies cricketer Sunil Narine poses with his award after being named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. -Photo by AFP
West Indies cricketer Sunil Narine poses with his award after being named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. -Photo by AFP
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Test Cricketer of the Year Award, People's Choice Award and Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, poses with his awards. -Photo by Reuters
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Test Cricketer of the Year Award, People's Choice Award and Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, poses with his awards. -Photo by Reuters

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