Botham, perhaps England’s greatest ever all-rounder, said, “I am honored to have my name on the trophy alongside my friend Sir Viv.”
Sir Viv, Botham unveil new WI series trophy
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Both Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Botham have hailed the unveiling of the new Richards-Botham Trophy, ahead of the start of the three-match Test Series between West Indies and England last week.
The Richards-Botham Trophy replaces the Wisden Trophy, which served as the symbol of competition between the two teams for the last six decades until being retired following the 2020 series in England.
“It is a truly special feeling to have the fantastic trophy named in honor of my friend Ian and myself,” Sir Viv said following a ceremony at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium last week.
“I am truly delighted to know that the game that I have shown my love for is naming such a prestigious award in recognition of what I managed to achieve,” he said.
The three-match series will climax with the third Test at Grenada’s National Stadium from March 24-28.