So how did Bradman get one then?
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Knighthoods could be given to any Imperial citizen in the days before the Empire ended and/or before they admitted there wasn't an Empire anymore.
Hence knighthoods for Sir Gary Sobers or Sir Conrad Hunte and the like but not for McGrath, Waugh or Warne.
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Who was the last non-citizen to get one? Hadlee? Or was it Richards?
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Richards wasn't actually knighted until 1999, but by the Antiguan government.
I tried looking at the list of Bharat Ratna awardees (which I assume would be our equivalent of the knighthood), and there hasn't been a single sportsman so far. It almost seems like you have to be a musician or win a Nobel prize to be bestowed it
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Yeah, the laws governing the stuff have obviously changed since Bradman's day. Up to the Australian government if they want to confer any awards on people now.
FWIW though, if any living cricketer is worthy of a knighthood for 'services to the game,' then surely, surely it'd have to be Richie Benaud.
the australian government switched to their own orders/awards/medals/title/whatever the **** it's called system in the late 70's. pig iron bob/Robert Menzies would have been one of the last to get knighted,
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