Edited By Arun Kumar | IANS | Updated: 01 Aug 2020, 01:50:00 PM IST
Former England captain Ian Botham is named in the House of Lords. The Government of Great Britain has announced him the Life Peerage Award. According to a BBC report, Botham's name is among the 36 people to receive the award. The list also includes Chancellor Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond.
According to a report by eSAPNcricinfo, Botham will be the first cricketer to receive this award since 2011. Prior to this, Ratches Hayhoe Flint, David Shafford, Coleen Cowdrey and Lyer Constantine have received this award.
Botham played 102 Test matches for England from 1977 to 1992. He was awarded the title of Knight in 2007. After his retirement, he has been known as a commentator.