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

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

Former West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards (remaining) and ex-England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham continue to be very good buddies

The Wisden Trophy, contested amongst England and West Indies in Test cricket, is to be replaced by a new trophy named after Sir Vivian Richards and Sir Ian Botham.

England commence the last Wisden Trophy assembly with West Indies – the determining third Examination – on Friday.

The two sides will then compete for the Richards-Botham Trophy when they following fulfill in a Exam sequence.

“It actually is a massive honour, quite remarkable,” Botham stated.

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

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

Talking to BBC Test Match Special’s Isa Guha, Botham additional: “I am delighted as much for myself as I am for Viv. He’s the most effective batsman I at any time bowled to. In each individual structure of the match, he is been the very best.”

The Wisden Trophy was initial awarded in 1963 to celebrate the 100th version of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

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