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Debutants Michael Vaughan, Charlotte Edwards and Rod Marsh are among those attending the latest meeting of MCC's World Cricket committee meeting at Lord's.
The second meeting of this year for the committee - and the second under new Chairman Mike Brearley - takes place on August 13 and 14.
Brearley will welcome three of the four new members he unveiled earlier this year, including the first woman to join the WCC, England captain Charlotte Edwards.
Those unable to attend in London include the ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, recent inductee Kumar Sangakkara and Jimmy Adams, the current Kent coach who is with his county side during the meeting. However, all three will be consulted on the discussions beforehand by Brearley.
The committee is empowered to conduct research, particularly into technological advances and bio-mechanical elements of the game and its players. MCC supports this work with its increasing investment into research and development.
The aims of MCC’s World Cricket committee are:
Discussions at the most recent meeting, which took place in South Africa in January, had corruption as the main talking point.
Steve Waugh, the former Australia captain, heads the WCC's Working Party on the topic.