From Aug 31,2009, www.espnstar.com, along with SportsCenter India, Score Tonight and Inside Cricket, are running a joint Online – On-Air initiative to decide which star from a whole host of great batsmen has made the biggest impact on the high-octane, adrenaline-pumping world of one-day International Cricket.
A stellar list of batting stars including Sanath Jayasuriya, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting are short-listed for the right to be crowned “The Greatest ODI Batsman” – and it is your vote that will decide who wins.
Below, you’ll see a list of sixteen batsmen who have wowed Cricket crowds over the years. When voting opens, we’re looking for you to decide exactly who was “The Greatest" ODI Batsman ever.
At present Sanath Jayasuriya is competing with M.Bevan and Sanath is leading in the race for the next round with approx 9% lead.
He shall be facing Saeed Anwar next.
I request all Sri Lankan and Sanath Jayasuriya fans to vote for Sanath Jayasuriya till the poll ends,as many times as possible and give Sanath the place he deserves.
Greatest ODI Batsman of all time – Sanath Jayasuriya.
Here is the link to vote : http://www.espnstar.com/games/the-greatest-odi/game/
Note : The mechanism to decide the winner is as follows:
- Sixteen Batsmen – past and present – have been shortlisted.
- This list has been chosen by a group of ESPN STAR Sports representatives. From now on, it’s your choice as to who wins.
- The voting mechanism will be in the form of a knock-out.
- The 16 will be paired against each other in a knockout draw chosen at random.
- Pairings will then be made available for the public to cast their votes for a set period.
- The "winner" (i.e. the person with the bigger percentage of votes cast) will go through to the next round – while the loser will be "eliminated"
- This voting process is repeated for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final scheduled to be held from 09 – 21 September.
- The winner will then be announced during the Champions Trophy pre show on Tuesday 22nd September.
Sanath Jayasuriya Blogspot : http://sanath189.blogspot.com/2009/09/vote-for-greatest-odi-batsman-sanath.html