MCC news June 21, 2014

Lara to help mark Lord's 200

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brian Lara will play for MCC on Sunday in a match to mark 200 years since the first game was played at Lord's.

MCC will take on Hertfordshire, who were the opposition for that inaugural game on June 22, 1814.

The Lord's pavilion, usually reserved for members on match days, will be opened up to allow 500 people to visit the famous building which houses the Long Room. And, for the first since 1987, visitors will be able to watch the match by sitting on the outfield between the perimeter and the boundary.

MCC will be captained by John Stephenson, their head of cricket, and also includes Dale Benkenstein, Daryl Mitchell, and Trent Johnston.

Next month, on July 5, MCC will take on a Rest of the World side in a televised 50-over match as part of the bicentenary celebrations. Lara is again set to feature for MCC, who will be captained by Sachin Tendulkar, while Rest of the World will be led by Shane Warne and feature Kevin Pietersen.

Last month, MCC women took on a Rest of the World women's side at Lord's.

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  • Android on June 22, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    star spirts network will telecast this match live.It will be vry intersting but i think mcc will win....

  • Android on June 21, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    It's great to see most of legend play together it will be a great match

  • Android on June 21, 2014, 18:06 GMT

    @BlackHollihan Mate see this by live streaming. Although it might be televised on Sky Sports.

  • Deepak on June 21, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    MCC v ROW should be a good one. Not sure why they picked the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Tino Best in the ROW team. Should have been Kallis or Flintoff. Interestingly, not a single South African player on either side.

    @BlakeHoulihan - Don't know about other countries, but it will be televised in India (on Star Sports).

  • Blake on June 21, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    I'm really looking forward to the MCC vs Rest of World game... Some great names from all over the world, a wonderful cricket festival. Hopefully it will be televised all over the world and not just in England.

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