HEADLINE: New Richards-Botham Trophy to recognise two of England and West Indies greats

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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7/24/20, 7:09:02 AM 

England and the West Indies will compete for a new Richards-Botham Trophy when they next meet in a Men’s Test series to pay tribute to two of their greatest players whose rivalry and friendship embodies the close relationship and mutual respect between the two sides.

The third Test of the #RaiseTheBat Series, which starts at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday will be the last time the two sides compete for the Wisden Trophy, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have announced. In its place the new Richards-Botham Trophy will now be designed ready for when the teams next meet in a Test series.

The title honours Sir Vivian Richards, one of cricket’s greatest batsmen who scored more than 8,500 runs in a 121-Test career, and Sir Ian Botham, the legendary all-rounder who scored more than 5,000 runs and took 383 wickets in 102 Tests. Fierce competitors on the pitch, the pair developed a great friendship off it which still endures, and the new trophy is a fitting way to celebrate the warm relationship between the nations and to honour the gladiatorial spirit of contests past and present.

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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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7/24/20, 12:14:09 PM 
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About time they did away with Wisden...I prefer Richards-Botham.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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7/24/20, 12:16:12 PM 
Ramadhin, Kanhai , Chanderpaul, I reckoned were not greats ?


link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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7/24/20, 7:09:49 PM 

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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7/26/20, 12:49:31 PM 
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This trophy will gather dust in a show case in England for a long, long time.....maybe forever.

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