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Worcestershire opening bowler Alan Richardson has dropped out of MCC's squad for the Champion County tour of the UAE through injury.
The veteran seamer picked up an injury the morning before the squad depart for an eight-day trip to the Middle East, where they will take part in the Emirates Airline t20 tournament in Dubai and Champion County match against Warwickshire in Abu Dhabi.
Richardson, 37, had been due to take part in his second consecutive Champion County trip with MCC, but will now concentrate on regaining fitness in time for the start of the domestic season.
The news comes as MCC's second injury blow in two days, after Shaun Tait was forced to withdraw from the t20 squad on Monday 19 March.