England to honour Bob Willis by wearing black armbands during first Test in South Africa
England players will wear black armbands during favorite to win the stanley cup tour of South Africa in honor of former bowler Bob Willis first Test.
Before turning to punditry, spending more than 20 years with Sky Sports, following retirement in 1984 willis, who captained England, died a week in the age of 70.
The England and Wales Cricket Board announced its plans after this month to pay tribute at SuperSport Park in Centurion to England of time.
An ECB spokesperson stated:The team will wear black armbands from the very first Test from South Africa as a tribute to Bob Willis.
The first Test begins on Boxing Day as part of a series against the Proteas, followed closely by three star internationals and three clashes that are T20.
View Englands tour of South Africa live on Sky Sports Cricket. Coverage in Centurion, of the first Test, gets under way from 7am on Boxing Day.