The announcement will be made at this year’s ICC Awards will take place in Mumbai on Monday 23 October.
Naidoo joins 11 other influential figures in the women’s game which include leading former players and members of the media in finding the first recipient of this prestigious award.
Commenting on Naidoo’s appointment, Cricket South Africa’s CEO, Gerald Majola, said: “Kass Naidoo has brought a new dimension to cricket commentary in South Africa, and she is an asset to the game.
“She is to be congratulated on this international recognition of her outstanding talents.
“It is fitting that Kass’s achievement has been made in the month of August which is South Africa’s Women’s Month”.
The women’s academy includes six national captains among a total of seven former players as well as female journalist and a leading administrator.
Each academy member will cast three votes for the player they believe has performed best over the season, two votes for the next best and one vote for their third preference.
South Africa and the West Indies will not submit nominations as neither side played international cricket during the voting period.