England’s Cricket World Cup winners ‘to be recognised for incredible achievement in New Year Honours list’ after lifting trophy for first time
- All 15 members of squad and head coach Trevor Bayliss are in line for honours
- Hosts claimed thrilling victory after super over against New Zealand at Lord’s
- England’s other sportsmen have been given honours for World Cup wins
England’s World Cup winning squad are all reportedly set for recognition in the New Year Honours list.
All 15 of the players and their head coach Trevor Bayliss are to be rewarded for the stunning campaign on home soil, capped with victory over New Zealand on Sunday.
The Times report that Whitehall sources have confirmed each member of the squad will become MBEs or OBEs.
Ben Stokes and the England squad are set to be given recognition in the New Year’s honours
The players are due to visit Downing Street and meet outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday evening.
May is known to be a huge cricket fan and was at Lord’s on Sunday. The Prime Minister holds sway with the sports honours committee and is expected to make a phone call with her suggestions.
The famous 2005 Ashes winning team were given honours for beating Australia on these shores for the first time in 18 years.