Still England’s highest wicket taker in Test cricket, ‘Beefy’ is the benchmark that all other players are measured against. Sir Ian Botham had a glittering Cricket career that was littered with highlights from start to finish. The first player to ever score a century and take 10 wickets in a single Test match.
Sir Ian is in high demand as a Motivational Sports Speaker, Awards Host and After Dinner Speaker.
Awarded with an OBE in 1992 and knighted in 2008 for his continual services to cricket and charity he is the perfect ambassador for any brand or organisation.
Since his playing retirement, Sir Ian has remained heavily involved in the game that propelled him to superstardom. As part of Sky Sports’s commentary team, Ian provides an unrivalled insight into the game and remains one of the most respected members of the cricket fraternity.
Beefy’s charity work off the field is considered by many as his greatest achievement. His charity walks for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, of which he is President, are world-renowned and have seen Sir Ian become the darling of a nation. Having singlehandedly raised over £12m for the charity, Beefy’s work has been highly influential in increasing the chances of surviving Leukaemia from 20% to 80%.