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MCC has linked up with charity Tickets for Troops to offer Service Men & Women free tickets to international matches at Lord’s this summer.
Troops are able to enter a ballot on the Tickets for Troops website with the chance to receive tickets for any of England’s four international fixtures at the Home of Cricket in 2011.
England take on both Sri Lanka and India in a Test and One Day International at Lord’s this summer.
MCC has also donated 100 seats to Tickets for Troops for the Inter Services Twenty20 day at Lord’s on Tuesday 28 June.
MCC, alongside 11 other first-class counties, have signed up to the scheme to offer free tickets to top level international and domestic cricket - across the country.
Tickets for Troops was set up in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with top tickets to a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events.
Recent events to donate tickets include the FA Cup semi-finals and the National Music Awards.
Tickets for Troops has been donated over 250,000 tickets and nearly 90,000 troops have registered to take advantage of the scheme.
Patron of the scheme and former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham encouraged people to get behind the scheme.
He said: "Let’s give our troops some support and let’s show them just how much we appreciate the dangerous job they do for us."