Buy a seat at Lord's - for a price
If anyone has a spare £8000 the final set of debenture seats for the Grandstand at Lord's have gone on public sale. On offer is the right to purchase the best seats in the ground for all international and showpiece domestic matches from 2008 to 2015.
Prime seats would be guaranteed for England's two Tests a season, plus any one-day internationals hosted at the ground, along with the domestic one-day final and Middlesex's home Twenty20 matches.
Funds raised by the scheme will be spent by the MCC on promoting the game at home and abroad as well as on the continued redevelopment of Lord's.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who loves cricket to become a season-ticket holder at the best cricket ground in the world," said the MCC chairman Charles Fry. "Lord's has played a huge part in the history of cricket and the MCC continues to encourage the game in all its aspects on a worldwide basis.
"The projects we have completed, and those we are considering, reflect the MCC's determination to continue investing in Lord's to ensure that our famous Ground retains its unique attraction and world-class status."
In 2008 Lord's will host the first Test against New Zealand from May 15 and the opening encounter against South Africa from July 10 along with two ODIs.