Ian Botham

Ian Botham mocks Australia's 'wellness reports' on players

Ian Botham

England great Ian Botham revealed yesterday he was relishing Australia's woes in India after four players were suspended for indiscipline, mocking the "wellness reports" they are forced to complete.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 4:11am

Botham mocks Australia’s cricket woes in India

Former England cricketer Ian Botham. Photo: AFP

England great Ian Botham revealed on Thursday he was relishing Australia’s woes in India after four players were suspended for indiscipline, mocking the “wellness reports” they are forced to complete.

14 Mar 2013 - 6:22pm

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