Dravid, Kumble and Pollock to get MCC memberships

The MCC's World Cricket Committee meets in New Delhi over the weekend when, apart from discussing issues related to the game at large, it will award honorary life memberships to Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Shaun Pollock. The three players are members of its World Cricket Committee.

The discussions will cover the impact of Twenty20 on international cricket and the use of technology for on-field decisions. Kumble and Dravid will give their opinion on the umpire decision review system, which was trialled during India's recent tour of Sri Lanka, while IS Bindra, the ICC's principal advisor, will outline the success and future of the IPL.

Tony Lewis, the committee's chairman, said he expects a healthy discussion and debate on issues currently concerning the game. "This is the Committee's sixth meeting and we are reaping the rewards of a group of highly experienced, independent-minded cricket specialists debating the core issues in the game today," he said. "Free from considerations of politics, money and race, the MCC World Cricket Committee can and does act solely in the interest of the sport and its players."