Two international cricketers conferred with Knighthood in Britain

Two international cricketers conferred with Knighthood in Britain
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ISLAMABAD - Two former international cricketers have been conferred with Knighthood in Britain.

Former England cricketers Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss were conferred `Knighthood` on Monday (local time).

The duo was chosen by former UK Prime Minister Theresa May under her resignation honours list as she stepped down from the office, ESPN Cricinfo reported.

Boycott is immensely respected among the cricketing fraternity as only four men have scored more than his 151 first-class centuries and remained the leading Test run-scorer for a long time.

The cricketer went on to play 108 Tests and 36 ODIs for England . However, he was convicted in 1998 in France of assaulting a former girlfriend and he received a fine and suspended sentence.Till date, he maintains his innocence in the case.

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