Kyle Coetzer, captain of Scotland’s men, has today been revealed as the 2019 ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year by an ICC specialist voting academy of journalists and broadcasters from across the globe.
It follows a year in which Kyle Coetzer was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to cricket in the 2019 Birthday Honours list, as well as successfully leading Scotland through the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier to secure a spot at the Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year.
Speaking of the award, Kyle Coetzer said: “It’s a huge honour to even be considered for the 2019 Associate Player of the Year award. I certainly didn’t expect to win it with many strong performers throughout the year from various countries.
“Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way from family, friends, supporters, Cricket Scotland staff and all of my team-mates who keep me going.
“Within Associate countries there is a strong pool of talent and many players continually pushing and deserving of this award, which is the real winner for me. The development of Associate teams and the ability of players involved is clearly is on the rise and so will the standards expected to win this award.
“I have no doubt in the years to come that players will be pushing Associate performances and the bar to new heights in 2020 and onwards. Well done to all for the hard work put in to help Associate cricket reach where it is today.”
Kyle Coetzer notched 842 runs for Scotland in 2019 – reaching his half-century eight times in the process – the second highest number of runs in a calendar year for Coetzer since his debut in 2003.
Cricket Scotland congratulates Kyle on another great achievement to add to his illustrious playing career for Scotland.