Sikandar Raza Shortlisted for Athlete of the Year at African Entertainment Awards USA
Sikandar Raza continues to make waves as he receives yet another prestigious international award nomination. Raza has been shortlisted for the Athlete of the Year category at the 2023 African Entertainment Awards USA.
Sole Cricketer and Zimbabwean in the Running
Raza stands alone as the sole cricketer and representative from Zimbabwe contending for this esteemed accolade. He finds himself in the company of prominent African sports figures, including Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Riyadh Mahrez, Victor Osimhen, Thomas Partey, and Andile Dlamini.
Well-Deserved Recognition for Raza’s Exceptional Performance
This nomination serves as well-deserved recognition for Raza’s outstanding performance, coinciding with his exceptional form in both international and franchise cricket. He has been consistently scoring runs and taking wickets with apparent ease.
Paving the Way for Zimbabwean Cricket
In August of last year, Raza made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to win a prestigious award as he secured the Cricketer of the Month Award. His competition included England’s Ben Stokes and New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner.
Stellar Contributions to the National Team
Raza’s impact on the Zimbabwe national team has been immeasurable. He played a pivotal role in helping the team reach the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup in Australia and clinch their first ODI series victory since 2017.
Records Broken and Created
Not only has Raza shattered records, but he has also set new ones. During the T20 World Cup, he became the first cricketer in history to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring 500 runs and taking 25 wickets in T20 cricket within a calendar year.
Celebrating African Entertainment and Achievements
The highly anticipated awards ceremony is scheduled for November 11 in the United States. Since its establishment in 2015, the African Entertainment Awards has been dedicated to celebrating African entertainment and achievements on a global scale. It aims to unite Africans and promote a self-sufficient Africa capable of driving global social change.