Cricket: 160km Sri Lanka walk will be my most demanding, says Botham
COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Ian Botham's latest charity walk is to take him 160km from the north to the south of Sri Lanka and will be his toughest to date, the England cricket great said on Thursday.
The eight-day walk, arranged to raise funds for those affected by the 30-year war in Sri Lanka, begins at Killinochchi on Nov 1 and is due to end at Seenigama.
"It's going to be like nothing I have ever attempted before and it's going to be my most demanding," the 57-year-old told a news conference on Thursday.
"I have really strong connections with Sri Lanka and I know if I can raise a lot of money it is going to do so much good for young people here. I am determined to make a success of it."