Dixon and Flynn to carry Olympic flame

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Players from the England Deaf and England Physical Disabilities teams will have the honour of carrying the Olympic torch over the next two days.

England Deaf paceman James Dixon will be in Blackpool later today, where the transfer to him will take place at 6:01pm.

Having been nominated by the University of Central Lancashire, Dixon will carry the torch along the Devonshire Road to the junction with Knowle Avenue.

Dixon's nomination was to reward him for his achievements with his university team, the England Deaf XI and work as a cricket coach in his local community.

The following day, Callum Flynn, who opens the batting for the England PD team, will carry the torch.

Flynn, who suffered from bone cancer and works tirelessly to raise funds in his spare time, was voted Britain’s Kindest Kid in 2011 for his unrelenting charity work.

His relay points are from Turton Hallow Road to Binns Street in Rossendale, Manchester, and will take place at approximately 1pm.