Ian Botham had publicly backed the Brexit Campaign & appeared along with Boris Johnson. England Cricket legend Ian Botham is to be made a Lord by Boris Johnson as a reward for supporting the Brexit campaign according to the report in the Times Newspaper.
The newspaper said that Botham would be among 30 new members announced by the British Prime Minister Johnson to mark his first year at 10 Drowning Street. Bothan is one of the cricket’s most outstanding all-rounders with 5,283 Test runs & 383 wickets & publicly backed the Brexit campaign & appeared alongside Johnson before the 2016 referendum that saw Britons vote to leave the European Union. There was no immediate comment from Downing Street. The 64-year-old Botham is currently officially known as “Sir Ian” after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 for services to charity — he has raised millions of pounds, mainly for leukemia research — as well as cricket.
Included in peer would mean Botham would become a member of the unelected House of Lords one of the two chambers of Britain’s parliament alongside the democratically elected House of Commons. If elevated to the peerage, Botham would also be the ninth Test cricketer to sit in the Lords.
The list includes late former England captains David Sheppard & Colin Cowdrey, West Indies’ Learie Constantine — Britain’s first black peer back in 1969 — and former England women’s captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint, who died three years ago.