The Combined Services Cricket Association has confirmed that the Inter Services Twenty20 Tournament 2013 (IST20 2013) will for the fourth year running be held at Lord's Cricket Ground on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
This is the sixth year in a row that Services cricket has been hosted by Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's, and the fourth year running for the Inter Services Twenty20 Tournament.
The MCC World Cricket Committee has concluded its two-day meeting in Auckland - its first in New Zealand - at which a number of topical issues were discussed.
Following the meeting, the committee issued statements on the subjects that were raised, chief among them was corruption in cricket.
The MCC World Cricket Committee will break new ground when it meets in New Zealand for the first time later this month in Auckland.
The two-day meeting will be held on 25th and 26th February and chaired by former England captain Mike Brearley, will be the first at which former West Indian captain Jimmy Adams will be in attendance.
From October, if a bowler disturbs the stumps during the act of delivering the ball, a no ball will automatically be signalled by the umpires.
The MCC Committee has decided to introduce the new law after several recent incidents where England's Steven Finn has broken the stumps in such a manner.
Irish cricket stalwart and former international rugby referee Alan Lewis will captain an experienced MCC side during the Clubâ€™s first overseas tour of 2013 - a thirteen-day trip to Argentina.
The fifteen-man MCC touring party departed yesterday, and having arrived in South America Lewis will lead the Club in six 50-over matches, including three coveted fixtures against the Argentinian national side.
MCC Head Coach Mark Alleyne has announced an eighteen-man MCC Young Cricketers (YCs) squad for the 2013 season, which includes ten returning players alongside eight new signings.
Nineteen-year-old Lancashire leg spinner Mo Abid is amongst the new faces at Lordâ€™s this summer, having caught the eye of Alleyne whilst playing for the England Development Programme over the last few years.
MCC has awarded former England captain Andrew Strauss Honorary Life Membership of the club.
Strauss' invitation acknowledges his exceptional contribution to the game, which includes representing England on 231 occasions, scoring over 11,000 international runs, and winning back-to-back Ashes series as captain in 2009 and 2011.
A new specialist cricket equipment shop has officially opened at Lord's Cricket Ground. Positioned immediately adjacent to the world class training facilities available in the MCC Cricket Academy, and staffed by experienced and knowledgeable current players, the new Lord's Cricket Store is the ideal place for cricketers of all abilities to source their playing equipment.
In addition to boasting an extensive range of the latest and best gear on the market, the location of the Lordâ€™s Cricket Store - directly adjacent to the state-of-the-art eight-lane playing facility - uniquely means that players can try kit samples before they buy.
Respected former ICC Elite Panel umpire Simon Taufel will deliver the 13th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on 24th July at Lord's.
He will be the first umpire to deliver the lecture and the third Australian after Richie Benaud (2001) and Adam Gilchrist (2009).
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has paid tribute to former broadcaster and writer Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who has passed away at the age of 67.
Martin-Jenkins was awarded an MBE in 2009 and subsequently served as president of the MCC between 2010 and 2011. He played for the club 67 times after becoming a member in 1967.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been notified by the Privy Council Office that it has been granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty The Queen.
The Charter, which comes into effect on 1st July 2013, alters the Clubâ€™s current status from that of unincorporated association to become a body incorporated by Royal Charter.
The MCC has led tributes to Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities cricketer Tom Hardman who has died at the age of 21.
Hardman was studying for a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University and was a right-arm medium-fast bowling all-rounder.
MCC has awarded Kushil Gunasekera, founder of the Sri Lankan charity the Foundation of Goodness (FOG), Honorary Life Membership of the Club.
The invitation was made at a recent meeting in Colombo in the presence of fellow MCC Honorary Life Member Kumar Sangakkara, and acknowledges Kushil Gunasekeraâ€™s inspirational work in the development of the MCC Centre of Excellence, which has transformed the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans over the past eight years following the 2004 tsunami.
The MCC Cricket Academy at Lordâ€™s Cricket Ground has bolstered its world-class facilities following the installation of state-of-the-art PitchVision software, the creation of a new Lord's Cricket Store and the opening of a new on-site coffee shop.
From junior cricketers to international Test match stars, users of the PitchVision 'net' will benefit from instantaneous video feedback on their batting and bowling performances.
Lord's Cricket Ground will boast two extra pitches after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced plans to extend the square at the home of cricket.
One new pitch is to be laid at either end of the square and both will be used in the 2013 season for training and practice purposes ahead of major matches.
A strong fifteen-man MCC touring party departs for Tanzania tomorrow for the Clubâ€™s final overseas tour of 2012. Included in the squad are three players with first-class cricket experienc and Ireland and Northamptonshire CCC's Niall O'Brien, Northamptonshire CCC's Matthew Spriegel, and former Pakistan 'A' all-rounder and Karachi captain, Kashif Ibrahim.
They will be joined by former Loughborough MCC Universities all-rounder Richard Wilkinson, and ex-MCC Young Cricketer, Alan Duncan, alongside MCC Playing Members from throughout the UK.