Samit Patel wins Sports Personality of the Year at the British Asian Sports Awards
The award was collected by Mr Patel, father of Samit Patel. Samit is currently representing England in the West Indies. Mr. Patel was thrilled to accept the Sports Personality of the Year Award for Samit: “Samit was up against some very talented people and he is very honoured to have won the award. Being chosen by the public and a panel of expert judges makes this award a great personal achievement for him.”The Sports Personality of the Year award was presented by cricketer Michael Vaughan and Salman Amin the president of UK’s largest FMCG brands, PepsiCo UK.
Other winners on the night included:
- Salil Navapurkar, aged 9 from Northwood in Middlesex for Young Sports Personality of the Year (under 10)
- Manisha Chowdhary, aged 16 from Pinner in Middlesex for Junior Sports Personality of the Year (under 18, female)
- Joshua Sharma, aged 14 from Swindon for Junior Sports Personality of the Year (under 18, male)
- Sunny Hira, aged 25 from Birmingham for Most Up and Coming Sports Personality of the Year
- Barinder Singh, aged 25 from Leicester for Outstanding Achievement Award
- Jagtar Singh Johal, aged 41 from Leicester for Coach of the Year
- Samit Patel, aged 24 from Nottingham for The British Asian Sports Awards Sports Personality of Surinder Arora for Community Business in Sport
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni for International Sports Personality of the Year
- Vijay Amritraj for Lifetime Achievement Award
- Former England cricketer and BASA brand Ambassador Mark Ramprakash, who was honoured with a champagne moment for scoring one-hundred 100’s in first class cricket describes the event.