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Stuart Broad awarded CBE for services in cricket, Marcus Trescothick an OBE

Stuart Broad awarded CBE for services in cricket, Marcus Trescothick an OBE

Stuart Broad was initially awarded the MBE in 2017, and now his honour has been upgraded to CBE.

In a huge achievement for former England cricketers Stuart Broad and Marcus Trescothick, the duo have been named in the New Year’s Honours List. Broad, who retired from international cricket in 2023, with 604 Test wickets, was awarded the CBE for his services to cricket.

On the other hand, Trescothick, one of England’s most successful openers, was awarded an OBE for his work as an ambassador for mental health, as per a release by the ECB.

Meanwhile, both Broad and Trescothick are seeiing an upgrade in their honours now. Back in 2005, the former batsman was awarded an MBE in 2005, while Broad was awarded an MBE in 2017.

Chair of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Richard Thompson, said: “As a whole game we’re absolutely delighted to see Stuart and Marcus honoured in this way.

“They have been fantastic ambassadors for cricket for many years, and they have played a major role in helping build the profile of our game and in turn bringing more people into our sport.

“Stuart has long been an inspirational figure and will be remembered as a true great of English cricket, and the spectacular nature of his retirement this summer was the perfect farewell.

“It’s also so fitting that Marcus has now been recognised both for his achievements on the field and for his bravery in talking so honestly about his own mental health challenges which has helped so many people.

“I would also like to pay tribute to all those hard-working people who have been honoured for their work in cricket. I am delighted to be able to share with them my warmest congratulations, on behalf of everyone in our game.”

Stuart Broad said, “All I ever wanted to do was play cricket, and to have had the career that I was able to enjoy and to receive honours like this is incredibly special. I’m very proud that my contributions to cricket have been recognised, and it means a lot to me and my family.

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