In a cricket-crazed nation how can we be left out of our share of excitement. Well, the game is the closest thing to patriotism here, and we involve ourselves with equal zeal. In 1995, the Professional Management Group (PMG) and CEAT decided to transform cricket into an experience, bigger and more exciting than the nail-biting finish of a one-dayer. For all those players who have sweated at the crease to deliver a victory, we decided a pat-on-the-back was in order.
And the first international rating system - CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) - was set up to reward outstanding performances across every sphere of cricket-batting, bowling, fielding and even wicket-keeping!
CCR covers all international matches played over twelve months, between May 1 and April 30. It rewards both, individual players as well as teams, and is indeed the world's most credible cricket rating. After twelve months of scoring centuries, sending stumps flying and taking impossible catches, the 'CEAT International Cricketer of the Year' comes as the most rewarding title for any cricketer. And for the teams, the 'CEAT International Team of the Year' is as prestigious.
CEAT Cricket Ratings Awards 2011