Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss to be given knighthoods

Andrew Strauss and greats Geoffrey Boycott have been awarded knighthoods in the resignation honours list of Prime Minister Theresa May.
The set will be recognized for their own services to sport after successful and long careers in county level and international.
Yorkshire opener Boycott is the athletic enthusiast of May and she superbly final year compared her approach into a Boycott innings.
He played 108 Tests between 1964 and 1982, scoring 8,114 runs in a mean of both 47.72 — the first England player to reach 8,000.
Boycott averaged 56,83 because of his first-class livelihood with centuries that were 151 and more than 48,000 runs in all — memorably grading his 100th century at 1977 in an Ashes Test against Australia. Now 78, he commentates on awards.
Fellow opener Strauss played for England and Middlesex runs in 100 Tests.
He had been a part of the 2005 Ashes-winning staff and moved on to captain his country; off, he led the team in the ICC world ranks to number one spot and among the England skippers to acquire Ashes series in the home.
He needed a spell as director of England cricket, instigating the accent about the game that finished at a World Cup victory this summer.
Following the sad death of his spouse Ruth in the rare type of lung cancer, Strauss set up The Ruth Strauss Foundation, also crimson turned for this year’s Ashes Test against Australia.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said:»We couldn’t be more delighted that Sir Andrew Strauss joins other giants inside the sport who were knighted for his or her accomplishments.
«He ended his playing career in 2012, having scored over 17,000 first-class conducts for Middlesex and England.
«In May 2015, Andrew was invited to join with the ECB as manager, England championships, to shape the future plan of the men’s global teams — in part to allow an environment that would see England as live contenders for the World Cup in 2019, a goal they so thrillingly delivered just a few short months ago.
«Aside from his achievements on and off the pitch,» Andrew is broadly regarded as an exceptional person in our game and this amazing accolade will be celebrated around the cricketing world.
«Our heartfelt congratulations also go to Sir Geoffrey Boycott — praised because of his lengthy career and ardent dedication to the game.»

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