The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has revealed that Lord's will host the 2012 Test between England and the West Indies.
The match was originally awarded to Cardiff but was put out to tender again after the ECB was advised that Glamorgan would be unable to promptly pay the staging fee for the recent Test between England and Sri Lanka.
"I am personally delighted by this decision, which will be welcomed by Members of MCC, other cricket followers and, I am sure, the cricketers themselves," Keith Bradshaw, secretary and chief executive of the MCC said.
"Whilst the Club supports all formats of the game, it is Test cricket which remains the pinnacle of our sport."
The date for the Test will not be announced until the ECB has finalised its itinerary for the 2012 summer.
The West Indies are set to tour from May to June for three Tests, three One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International.
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