The international panel of experts had narrowed down the choice to the following shortlist:
Fantasy BobAs celebrities of the sporting, entertainment and business worlds flocked to the prestigious secret venue, the world wide audience held their breath while the jury deliberated. Earlier in the evening a complaint that the shortlist showed an unjustified bias towards
Shaun (Mr Barnacle) Barrett
As the hush spread throughout the glittering audience, the Chair spoke:
|Tendulkar hears news of the award|
Tendulkar could not be present at the ceremony - being involved in India's Test series against S Africa, so Fantasy Bob received the award on his behalf. Tendulkar sent this message
In a radical move the jury also decided not to give a lifetime achievement award to David Beckham.
Sachin Tendulkar is granted immediate entry to the Fantasy Bob Hall of Fame. David Beckham is not.