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Ex English international cricketer Monty Panesar leaves sport to enter politics.

In a shock move, ex – England cricket legend Monty Panesar has entered politics – and says he would like to one day become Prime Minister.

Joining the controversial MP George Galloway’s Workers Party for Britain, he is set to stand as Parliamentary Candidate for Ealing Southall.

Mr Panesar commented:

“My aspiration in politics is to one day become Prime Minister”.

Mr Panesar has had a remarkable and distinguished career as an England International cricketer. He played for England from 2006 to 2013 and was part of the team that won the highly coveted Ashes in 2009.

He won fame as a particularly skilled bowler, with England Coach Duncan Fletcher describing him as, “the best finger spinner in the world”.

Commenting on his journey from sport to politics, Mr Panesar said:

“I was a very good spin bowler; this is not a spin. I expect my politics to be played with a straight bat.”

Mr Panesar is a member of the Sikh community, born in Luton to parents who migrated from Punjab, India in the late seventies.

The addition of a high – profile sports start to its ranks reflects growing support in many quarters for George Galloway’s Workers Party of Britain.

The party is capitalising on wavering support for the Labour Party due to the direction it is taking on key issues such as the Gaza crisis and offers to “build a new working class politics in Britain” redistributing wealth and power for in favour of working people.

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