June 20, 2021

New Year Honours 2020: Newton-John and England cricketers on list

Singer Olivia Newton-John has been made a dame in a New Year Honours list that recognises four members of England’s Cricket World Cup winning squad.

All-rounder Ben Stokes, man of the match in the victory against New Zealand at Lord’s in July, becomes an OBE, while team captain Eoin Morgan receives the higher CBE award.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and batsman and England Test captain Joe Root become MBEs, and coach Trevor Bayliss an OBE.

Sir Elton John is also on the list.

The singing superstar, who was knighted in 1998, joins the elite companions of honour, an order restricted to a maximum 65 members, for services to music and charity.

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