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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Wins LG People’s Choice Award

  • Updated
  • 06/11/2014

New Delhi, November 6, 2014: Indian fast pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been awarded the LG People’s Choice Award 2014. Now becoming the third Indian cricketer to win this coveted trophy after Sachin Tendulkar and M. S. Dhoni. The award felicitated to Bhubaneshwar Kumar was decided basis of votes and support from the cricket lovers worldwide.

In a brief ceremony, attended by Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee, Anil Kumble, ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson and Head-Corporate Marketing LG India, Sanjay Chitkara, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was declared winner and presented with LG’s coveted Trophy.

In response to winning the prestigious award, Kumar said, “First of all, I’d like to thank each and every one who has voted for me in the LG People's Choice Award. This award means a lot to me as I didn’t get it only for my individual performance but because of the love and support of my fans. Where I am today is because of my parents and coaches, and whatever they taught me in life as a person. I’d also like to thank my team-mates because without their support this won’t have been possible. So, thank you so much.”

The aspiring cricketer was chosen from a list of strong contenders that included other nominees for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award such as England Women’s Captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn.

Announcing the award, Mr. Sanjay Chitkara, Head Corporate Marketing, LG India said, “LG is extremely proud to be associated with the International Cricket Council as a Global Partner. As a company, we believe in associating with and recognizing innovation and dynamism in every field. With the LG People’s Choice Award we are not only encouraging the cricketing talent but also providing a platform for cricket lovers to voice their love for their favorite players. We congratulate Bhuvneshwar Kumar on winning the LG People Choice Award 2014.”

This award was first introduced at the LG ICC Awards 2010 in Bengaluru, with fans voting for their favourite player either through the official website www.lgiccawards.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #LGICCAwards.

The top 5 names were selected by an elite panel of cricket experts, headed by ICC Cricket Committee Chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The five players were nominated

by the panel basis their last year’s performance and the corporate values such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction followed by LG.

LG’s association with ICC:

LG Electronics is one of the longest standing Global Partners of ICC, promoting cricket among billions of passionate followers. LG is proud to be associated with this great sport and with the ICC to help grow the popularity of cricket and the pride associated with the International Cricket at the highest level. Through the global platform provided by the ICC events, LG will enhance the joy of cricket with its own innovative programs and campaigns.

About LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. 

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics, South Korea was established in January 1997 in India. It is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics, home appliances, IT hardware and mobile communications space. In India for a decade, LG has earned a premium brand positioning and is the acknowledged trendsetter for the industry. LGEIL's manufacturing unit at Greater Noida is one of the most eco-friendly units among all LG manufacturing plants in the world. The second Greenfield facility is located at Ranjangaon; Pune has the capacity to manufacture, Air Conditioners, LED TVs, washing machine and refrigerators.