Wednesday 16 June 2010 

MCC Include Two Afghans In Team To Play Pakistan

MCC Include Two Afghans In Team To Play Pakistan
MCC Include Two Afghans In Team To Play Pakistan
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Afghanistan internationals Hamid Hassan and Mohammad Nabi will feature for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) when they take on Pakistan in a Twenty20 match on 27th June at Lord's.

Both men, who also played during Afghanistan's recent ICC World Twenty20 campaign in the West Indies, are former members of the MCC Young Cricketers having spent a year at Lord's in 2007.

Sourav Ganguly will captain a side that includes former West Indian batsman and captain Brian Lara, New Zealand all-rounder Chris Harris, South African all-rounder Tyron Henderson and Middlesex wicket-keeper John Simpson.

Harris led the Hyderabad Heroes with distinction during the Indian Cricket League while Henderson starred for Middlesex during their 2008 Twenty20 Cup victory.

Fast bowler Hassan was the first Afghan to play at Lord's when he represented the MCC against a Europe XI in 2007.

The match will be the MCC's first Twenty20 game at Lord's and will be Brian Lara's debut for the MCC.

MCC team to play Pakistan: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Aiden Blizzard, Brian Lara, Ian Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, Tyron Henderson, Chris Harris, John Simpson (wicket-keeper), Glenn Querl, Chaminda Vaas, Hamid Hassan

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