Tuesday 19 May 2009 

Middlesex Line Up Rajasthan Clash At Lord's

Middlesex Line Up Rajasthan Clash At Lord's
Middlesex Line Up Rajasthan Clash At Lord's
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Reigning ECB Twenty20 Cup champions Middlesex are lining up a charity match against the 2008 Indian Premier League champions Rajasthan Royals at Lord's.

A statement on the Middlesex website (www.middlesexccc.com) said that the club had been negotiating not only with the Royals, but the ECB and the MCC and that the charity to benefit from the match would be British Asian Trust, part of the Princes Trust.

Middlesex were denied a potential meeting with the Royals when the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League was cancelled in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in November.

A statement from Chief Executive Vinny Codrington read: "Whilst in no way compensating for the loss of the Twenty20 Champions League, we are very excited to have the opportunity to play against our fellow Twenty20 winners in such a prestigious match at the Home of Cricket in aid of charity."

Meanwhile, Middlesex are asking for their Friends Provident Trophy match against Somerset to be replayed after Somerset were inadvertently allowed more Power Play overs than they should have been on their way to victory at Lord's last week.

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