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Tendulkar to receive Polly Umrigar Award

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Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will be awarded with the Polly Umrigar Trophy for being the best cricketer during the 2009-10 season, the Indian cricket board said Saturday.
During the 2009-10 season, Tendulkar scored 1064 runs, including five hundreds and a double ton, from 10 Tests at an average of 82. In 12 ODIs during that period, Tendulkar scored 695 runs at an average of 69.5.

Last year he also became the first to score a double hundred in ODIs, against South Africa at Gwalior in February. He also scored 175 in an ODI against Australia in Hyderabad.

Tendulkar will receive a trophy and cheque for Rs.5,00,000.

The trophy will be given to Tendulkar at the fourth Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Awards that will be held May 31, when the World Cup winning team will also be felicitated.

During the award ceremony, the BCCI will also present the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, which carries a trophy and a cheque for Rs.15,00,000. Thed winner's name has not been disclosed.

Top performers in international, domestic and age-group cricket tournaments, in the 2009-10 will also be rewarded at the function.