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Brexit: Cricket legend Ian Botham named UK’s new trade envoy to Australia

English cricket legend Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham has been appointed the UK’s new trade envoy to Australia, the government has revealed.

International trade secretary Liz Truss said the Brexit-backing sports star would do a “brilliant job” drumming up trade for Britain as one of 10 new envoys around the world.

“Delighted we have appointed cricket legend Ian Botham as our new trade envoy to Australia,” the cabinet minister tweeted.

“Ian will bat for business down under and help them seize the opportunities created by our historic trade deal. He’ll do a brilliant job.”

A Leave campaigner, Sir Ian has attacked the “dying EU” and been a fierce critic of anti-Brexit voices. “When are these people going to accept and get on with the fact that we had a referendum … Move on!!” he tweeted in 2016.

Sir Ian – handed a peerage last year by Boris Johnson’s government…

Read more at www.independent.co.uk

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