Cricketer Stuart Broad to get honorary degree

Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket
Broad took 604 wickets in a 16-year England Test career [Getty Images]

Former England cricketer Stuart Broad is to get an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

The Nottingham-born Ashes-winning fast bowler retired from Test cricket last year as the country's second highest wicket taker with 604 wickets in 167 matches.

Broad began his playing career with Leicestershire before moving to Nottinghamshire and went on to beome England's One Day and Twenty20 captain.

He will be made a Docotor of Sports at an NTU graduation ceremony later this month.

He is among a number of new NTU honorary graduates from the arts, politics, business and health sectors.

NTU vice-chancellor Prof Edward Peck, said: "We are honoured to bestow these awards on individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their fields and to society at large.

"Their achievements stand as a testament to their dedication and perseverance."

Broad was also awarded an honorary degree by the University of Nottingham in 2015.

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