In sports, a most valuable player award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league, for a particular competition, or on a specific team.
Sport or sports are all usually forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.
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Initially used in professional sports, the term is now also commonly used in amateur sports, as well as in other completely unrelated fields such as business and music.
Most valuable player in IPL is Ben Stokes, Pune takes him for Rs.14.5 crore, KKR takes Tre by ABP ANANDA
In many sports, MVP awards are presented for a specific match—in other words, a man of the match award.
In sport, a Man of the Match award is given to the outstanding player—almost always the one who makes the most impact—in a particular match.
The term is most common in the United States and Canada.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Canada is a country in the northern half of North America.
In other cases, "Player of the Year" is used.
In Australia, Australian rules football clubs and leagues use the term "best and fairest", while those playing rugby league use "Player of the Year", such as the Dally M Medal.
The term "best and fairest", or "fairest and best" in some competitions, is commonly used in Australian sport to describe the player adjudged to have had the best performance in a game or over a season for a given sporting club or competition while not receiving a suspension for misconduct or breaching the rules during that season.
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, but also called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground.
The Dally M Medal is awarded each year to the player voted for as the 'Player of the year' over the entire National Rugby League regular season.
The National Basketball League, however, uses the American-style "MVP" for its awards.
Insofar as there is a distinction between an MVP and a Player of the Year, a "player of the year" describes the greatest individual talent, while a "most valuable player" is a person most responsible for their team's success.
In many cases the awards are voted on by members of the media.
In others the vote is by players, coaches, or umpires.
In recent years, online polls from the public decide some awards.