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MCC in Sri Lanka - The Legacy of the Tsunami Match

Marylebone Cricket Club’s response to the tsunami of December 2004 resulted in over £650,000 being raised to fund recovery projects in Sri Lanka.

Marylebone Cricket Club’s response to the tsunami of December 2004 resulted in over £650,000 being raised to fund recovery projects in Sri Lanka.

The charities and organisations to benefit from the Tsunami match were Leonard Cheshire Disability, British Red Cross, Sri Lanka Cricket and the Foundation for Goodness, a charity supported by Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara.

In addition, a new purpose-built cricket ground, pavilion and indoor nets were opened at Sri Sumangala College, a state-run school of over 1,600 pupils.

The original funds were also used for the creation of the MCC Centre of Excellence, in Seenigama and to help rebuild the international Ground in Galle.

MCC has continued its efforts in the country in recent years, providing funding for a MCC Centre of Excellence in Seenigama on an annual basis and also continuing to assist the Foundation for Goodness through the MCC Foundation. MCC Presidents Mike Brearley and Phillip Hodson have visited MCC's projects in the country, as has current Chief Executive & Secretary Derek Brewer.


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