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Tendulkar and Lara will captain Tsunami match

Stars turn out for MCC v International XI at Lord's

Cricinfo staff
26-Apr-2005


Sachin Tendulkar: captain at Lord's © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara have been named as the two captains for the tsunami appeal match between MCC and an International XI, which will take place at Lord's on Tuesday, June 14.
Tendulkar and Lara, two of the greatest batsmen of the past decade, will be joined by the record-breaking spin bowlers, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, for a match which will aim to emulate the one-dayer that took place at Melbourne in January and managed to raise US$11 million for the victims of the Boxing Day disaster.
"Last month, we were delighted to announce that the two best spin bowlers in the world - Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan - had kindly agreed to play in this very important fund-raising fixture," said MCC's secretary and chief executive, Roger Knight. "Today, we can announce that it will feature arguably the world's two best batsmen as well. Indeed, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara have not only agreed to play in this fixture, but to captain the two teams.
"I am sure that cricket fans will be thrilled by the prospect of seeing the best players in the world face each other - in aid of a great cause - at 'the home of cricket' this summer."
Other players who have already agreed to appear in this fixture include the captains of New Zealand and South Africa, Stephen Fleming and Graeme Smith, as well as Zimbabwe's former star batsman, Andy Flower. The names of the remaining players will be announced in due course.
Tickets for the match will be priced between £20-£30 for adults, and £10 for children, and are currently available from MCC both on-line (via www.lords.org) and by phone (020 7432 1000). A limited number of hospitality boxes are also available.