Ian Botham begins charity walk in Sri Lanka

Published: Nov 02, 2013, 03:31 IST | AFP

Cricket legend Ian Botham was cheered on by hundreds of Sri Lankans yesterday as he began a 100-mile trek from the island's war-ravaged north to its tsunami-battered southern coast.

Botham promised to combat the sapping heat with plenty of night-time “rehydration” before he set off from Kilinochchi, a key battleground in Sri Lanka’s 37-year ethnic war.

Ian Botham
Ian Botham (right) during his charity walk yesterday. Pic/AFP.

Botham has completed 14 previous charity treks in his homeland but this is his first such adventure outside Britain.

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