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India legend Sunil Gavaskar will join Sir Ian Botham, Matt Prior and Mark Nicholas for the 2014 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture panel discussion on Wednesday 3 September.
Ex-opener Gavaskar will have a chance to air his views on a range of topics at the panel chat, which will immediately follow Botham's key-note address on the state of cricket today. The event is being broadcast live on YouTube and Lords.org.
Nicholas will lead the discussion, which will further analyse aspects of Botham's lecture as well as taking questions from members of the public following the lecture online via twitter, using #BothamLive
Gavaskar is one of the finest opening batsmen ever to have played the game, who played 125 Tests and 108 ODIs in a 16-year career for his country.
He retired with more than 10,000 Test runs under his belt at an average of 51.12, which included 34 centuries - a world record until it was surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar.
Since his retirement the 65-year-old has become a highly respected and forthright member of the media as well as occupying a number of positions as an administrator within Indian cricket.
Gavaskar's views on the state of the game in India and worldwide are widely sought-after and he delivered the Cowdrey Lecture himself in 2003.
Botham's Cowdrey Lecture teaser