Colombo: Aug 15, 2013
Addressing reporters in Colombo on Thursday, Botham said between November 1 and 8 he will walk from the northern town of Kilinochchi to Hambantota in the deep south through local towns and villages to raise funds so that disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka and around the world have access to vital sports activities.
“I will be doing 20 miles a day in the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka”, Botham said.
The legendary all rounder would also visit schools and sports projects along the route of over 500 kilometres.
The funds raised from the walk would support over 100 projects in 34 countries and aim to help the poorest children.
Botham during his illustrious England career made just a solitary appearance in Sri Lanka. The occasion was Sri Lanka’s inaugural Test back in February 1982.