KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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In the summer of 2014 MCC will invite the finest men’s and women’s cricketers from across the globe to help celebrate the Bicentenary of the current Lord's Ground in the most fitting style possible – two MCC v Rest of the World matches.
In the men's game, on Saturday 5 July, MCC will be captained by India legend Sachin Tendulkar, while Rest of the World will be skippered by Shane Warne.
The women’s match, featuring some of the finest names in the game and representing eight nationalities, was won by 41 runs by Rest of the World on Monday 19 May.
Lord’s has staged MCC v Rest of the World matches before – indeed for the Club’s Bicentenary in 1987 the current MCC President Mike Gatting captained the Club and hit a brilliant century against an attack featuring Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Courtney Walsh.
Gatting will manage the MCC XI for the men's match, while the Rest of the World XI will be managed by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC World Cricket committee member Shaun Pollock.
|MCC||Rest of the World|
|Sachin Tendulkar (captain)||India||Shane Warne (captain)||Australia|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||Tino Best||West Indies|
|Rahul Dravid||India||Paul Collingwood||England|
|Aaron Finch||Australia||Adam Gilchrist||Australia|
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||Tamim Iqbal||Bangladesh|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|Brett Lee||Australia||Kevin Pietersen||England|
|Chris Read||England||Virender Sehwag||India|
|Shaun Tait||Australia||Peter Siddle||Australia|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||Yuvraj Singh||India|
Tickets for the Men's MCC v Rest of the World match are sold out, though hospitality options still remain.