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Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has withdrawn from MCC's Champion County squad due to a groin injury and will not take part in the Emirates Airline t20 in Dubai this week.
Tait had been pencilled in to represent MCC for the second successive year in the tournament, which also features Sussex, Lancashire and a Fly Emirates XI.
But the Rajasthan Royals quick, who was once clocked bowling 100mph in an ODI at Lord's, has been forced to drop out of the team.
MCC will now compete in the tournament with an 11-man squad, with cover provided from the MCC Young Cricketers squad who are currently on a pre-season tour in the UAE.