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15-Sep-2012 22:09:00 GMT
ICC Awards

Vettori Gets Spirit of Cricket Award

Colombo: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand left-arm spinner, has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for a sporting gesture during a Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo last November.

The match was heading for a tight finish, when Vettori accidentally collided with the non-striker Malcolm Waller during his follow-through. The clash hindered Waller from taking a single, and by that time the striker Regis Chakabva was too far down the track to get back.

Though the wicketkeeper Reece Young took off the bails, Vettori immediately indicated that he had blocked Waller, and New Zealand decided to not appeal for Chakabva's wicket.

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