KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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Former Australia captain Steve Waugh will ring the five-minute bell on day one of the Second Test of the Investec Ashes Series.
Waugh, who played a record 168 Tests for Australia, will be the latest famous face from the world of cricket and beyond to signal the start of play in a Test at the Home of Cricket.
Now 48, Waugh has been in London for the latest meeting of the MCC World Cricket committee at Lord's.
The tradition of a ceremonial bell ringer on the morning of each day's play for Test matches at Lord's began in 2007 when Keith Bradshaw was Secretary & Chief Executive of MCC.
A new bell-ringer is invited by MCC each day.
An MCC Pavilion Steward rings the bell before the afternoon and evening sessions of play, and on all non-Test Match mornings.