The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named an additional player of the month award winner for August. Joe Root, a skipper from England was bestowed with the honor in the men’s category for his performance during the first three Test matches against India.
In the women’s category, it was Ireland star Eimear Richardson, who took the trophy home for her brilliant all-round show during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers for the Europe region.
Apart from these two categories, this time governing body also introduced the ‘dog of the month’ section for August and the canine, who invaded the pitch during the semifinal match of the All-Ireland T20 Women’s Cup. The dog was awarded this honor for the fielding efforts it put during the match. The dog was also named best fielder in the Ireland Cricket team and won the Player of the Moment award.
The ICC announced by sharing an adorable photograph of the dog on its official Twitter handle.
The caption says, “We have an additional Player of the Month winner this time.”