On December 16, 2019 English cricket player Benjamin Andrew Stokes (Ben Stokes), was named as the BBC’s (British Broadcasting Corporation) Sports Personality of the Year 2019. He also became the 5th cricketer to bag the coveted trophy and the first England cricketer after Andrew Flintoff(Cricketer) who won in 2005. Ben Stokes was awarded for his key role in England’s win in the 2019 cricket World Cup which was held in England and Wales in the United Kingdom(UK). Other awardees for various categories are as follows:Awards:
|Sports Personality of the Year 2019||Ben Stokes||England||Cricket|
|Helen Rollason Award||George Wilson Doddie Weir||Scotland||Rugby|
|Young Sports Personality of the Year||Caroline Dubois||Britain||Boxing|
|Lifetime Achievement||Tanni Grey-Thompson||United Kingdom||Wheelchair racing|
|Coach of the Year||John Blackie||England||Athletics|
|World Sport Star||Eliud Kipchoge||Kenya||Marathon running|
|Greatest Sporting Moment||Jos Buttler(England) breaks the stumps to seal Cricket World Cup victory||–||–|
|Team of the Year||England’s Cricket World Cup team||–||–|
|Unsung Hero||Keiren Thompson||England||–|
About British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC):
Founded- 18 October 1922.
Founder- John Reith.
Headquarters- London, United Kingdom(UK).