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Ian Botham, the ‘Beefy’ baron, appointed Britain’s trade envoy to Australia

Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham will be the new face of British produce in Australia at the request of his Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Botham, who haunted the Australians with bat and ball during a record-breaking career, is one of 10 trade envoys appointed to boost British business in dynamic markets such as Australia, Brazil and Canada.

The 65-year-old, universally known as “Beefy”, was among the first celebrity cricketers of the modern era, with his face and name attracting front-page tabloid attention through a series of controversies including his extramarital affair with an Australian waitress and drug use.

Former England cricketer Ian Botham takes up his seat in the House of Lords as Baron Botham of Ravensworth, in London, Monday October 5, 2020.Credit:House of Lords

One of England’s greatest all-rounder with 5200 test runs and 383 wickets, he publicly supported the Brexit…

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