October 22, 2021

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England v West Indies: Richards-Botham Trophy to change Wisden Trophy

England v West Indies: Richards-Botham Trophy to replace Wisden Trophy
Previous West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards (left) and ex-England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham continue to be very good good friends

The Wisden Trophy, contested among England and West Indies in Exam cricket, is to be changed by a new trophy named right after Sir Vivian Richards and Sir Ian Botham.

England start the last Wisden Trophy assembly with West Indies – the selecting 3rd Take a look at – on Friday.

The two sides will then contend for the Richards-Botham Trophy when they next fulfill in a Take a look at collection.

“It genuinely is a massive honour, really wonderful,” Botham reported.

The new trophy is a tribute to two of the most legendary gamers in cricket and a person of the sport’s greatest rivalries.

All-rounder Botham scored 5,200 operates for England and took 383 wickets in 102 Tests. Antiguan Richards is regarded as 1 of the biggest ever batsman, scoring 8,540 runs in 121 Exams for West Indies at an normal of 50.23.

Speaking to BBC Take a look at Match Special’s Isa Guha, Botham added: “I’m pleased as much for myself as I am for Viv. He’s the very best batsman I ever bowled to. In each and every format of the recreation, he’s been the very best.”

The Wisden Trophy was 1st awarded in 1963 to rejoice the 100th edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Former England captain Michael Atherton experienced previously called for the trophy to be rebranded