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Ganguly And Lara To Star For MCC Against Pakistan

Ganguly And Lara To Star For MCC Against Pakistan
Ganguly And Lara To Star For MCC Against Pakistan
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Former Indian and West Indian captains Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara will turn out for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) when they play their first ever Twenty20 match at Lord's, against Pakistan on 27th June.

And Pakistan will be captained by Shahid Afridi, whose last appearance at Lord's saw him hit the winning runs as his country won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 at the home of cricket.

Ganguly, who will captain the side, and Lara will be joined in the MCC team by Sri Lankan Chaminda Vaas, Australians Ian Harvey and Aiden Blizzard and MCC Young Cricketer Glenn Querl, who has represented the Unicorns in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition in England this year.

"MCC is delighted to welcome to Lord’s a Pakistani side who have a proven track record in Twenty20 cricket.  Shahid Afridi’s men will face an exciting MCC team comprising world class performers and up-and-coming talent," MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson said.

"Brian Lara is one of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game and Sourav Ganguly is a world-leading Twenty20 cricketer.  The match will provide spectators with a fantastic opportunity to see wonderful cricket and great cricketers.” 

Tickets for the MCC v Pakistanis Twenty20 match at Lord’s are on sale now, priced £20 for adults and £5 for Under 16s.  They can be bought from www.lords.org/tickets or by calling the MCC Ticket Office on 020 7432 1000. 

The Twenty20 match forms part of the sponsorship agreement between MCC and the Pakistan Cricket Board which will see Pakistan play Australia in the MCC Spirit of Cricket Test and Twenty20 Series in England throughout July.  It is the first time that MCC has sponsored international cricket in its 223-year history.

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