Thursday, September 5th, 2019


Worcestershire CCC all-rounder Moeen Ali and his England team-mates have won the GQ Sportsmen Of The Year Award.

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan accepted the award on behalf of his ICC Cricket World Cup-winning team at a ceremony in London at the Tate Modern.

Morgan led England to their first World Cup victory in a memorable final back in July. Following a tie after each side’s allotted 50 overs, England beat New Zealand in the World Cup’s first ever Super Over.

Moeen played in five of the World Cup group matches after previously featuring in this year’s ODI Series against in the West Indies and against visiting Pakistan.

The England team follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane, Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton in winning the Sportsman of the Year category.

On receiving the award, Morgan said: “It’s a huge privilege for the team to be honoured in this way, so thank you to GQ for the recognition.

“It has been great to see that cricket is at the forefront of our summer following our World Cup win, and more recently with the remarkable Test matches we’re seeing in the Ashes.

“One of our aims this summer was to inspire more people to pick up a bat and ball and discover that cricket is a game for them, and to promote the benefits of an active lifestyle.

“It’s great to see young kids pretending to be Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid and hopefully the England cricket team will continue to inspire and create playground heroes for years to come.”