The former English team captain Collingwood is carrying Olympics torch back home.
Paul Collingwood is been in Australia, he is now in South Africa, and he will soon be in India. But when he finally returns home to Durham, a huge honour awaits him. Collingwood, still the only man to captain England to victory in a global cricket tournament, has been chosen as a torchbearer for the London Olympics. Though cricket is not an Olympic sport, several cricketers have carried the torch before, and Collingwood is glad to join the list.
The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event to take place in this country in my lifetime, and to be associated with it in this way is an honour and a privilege, not only for me but for my family too,” Collingwood told.
Sadly, since cricket is not an Olympic sport, I won’t ever get the chance to represent Great Britain at The Games, but this is the next best thing.