England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham has been announced as the UK’s trade envoy to Australia.
He is one of ten trade envoys appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help boost British business in dynamic markets such as Australia, Brazil and Canada.
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Botham shot to prominence in the 1908s as a star player in England’s cricket team, attracting headlines for his cricketing exploits and controversies off the field.
Known affectionately as “Beefy”, Botham scored 5200 runs and took 383 wickets in his Test career, cementing his status as one of the best-ever all-rounders.
Last year Botham was given a peerage, allowing him to be appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Botham of Ravenswroth in the County of North Yorkshire.
He also supported the Brexit campaign, appearing at public events…