Thursday 13 February 2014 

Sehwag, Yuvraj, Chanderpaul Heading To Lord's

Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh
Virender Sehwag (left) and Yuvraj Singh will be playing in the MCC v ROW fixture in July
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Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Collingwood are the latest players to have been confirmed for this year's MCC v Rest Of The World fixture at Lord's.

The game, held as part of Lord's bicentenary celebrations, will see the MCC side captained by Sachin Tendulkar and the ROW side led by Shane Warne.

Rahul Dravid will also play for the MCC when the 50-over game gets underway on 5th July.

Collingwood, recently handed an England coaching role for the upcoming tour of the West Indies and the ICC World Twenty20, scored Test centuries at Lord's against Pakistan (2006) and the West Indies (2007).

He says he is honoured to be returning to the ground for such a prestigious fixture.

"It is an honour to have been asked to play for MCC in such a special game and it will be great to play with and against some of the best cricketers in the world," he said.

"Playing at Lord’s is always a thrill and I’m privileged to be able to celebrate the current Ground’s bicentenary in such an exciting way.

"It’s testament to the work of MCC and the aura of this fantastic Ground that it has been able to retain its status as the Home of Cricket for so many years and I’m sure there will be many more to come."

Chanderpaul scored a century against England at the home of cricket in 2004 while Yuvraj hit 69 in India's NatWest Series Final victory over England in 2002, the same year in which Sehwag hit 84 in the Lord's Test.

"With cricketers from England, West Indies, Australia and India now on board for this historic match, it helps to demonstrate the standing both Lord’s Cricket Ground and MCC have throughout the cricketing world," MCC President Mike Gatting said.

"I’m delighted that Paul, Yuvraj, Virender and Shivnarine want to come and celebrate the current Ground’s bicentenary year with us.

"Of course we were delighted to have secured the players we did last week, and it’s very exciting to now be able to announce players of this calibre."

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