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Cricketer Ian Botham named UK trade ambassador to Australia – POLITICO

LONDON — No. 10 Downing Street and the U.K.’s trade department hopes to woo Australians with cricket.

House of Lords member and Ashes-winning superstar, Ian “Beefy” Botham, is part of a new team of trade envoys assembled by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Trade Secretary Liz Truss.

“Marvelous news Liz and what a fantastic appointment!” said Australian High Commissioner to the U.K. George Brandis in response to the news. “Australia looks forward to welcoming Lord Botham down under — and to working with him to strengthen the trading links between our two countries.”

“The Aussies love Beefy and he knows the country and the business community as well as anyone,” an ally of Truss told the Sun. “He’ll do Britain proud and help our companies win more business in Australia, which means more jobs and opportunities for people here at…

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