KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
© Copyright 2014
The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy will be on display in the MCC Museum on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 August, with England vice-captain Eoin Morgan welcoming the prize to the Ground.
Morgan will greet the trophy at the Grace Gates alongside MCC Chief Executive & Secretary Derek Brewer, the ECB's Managing Director of Global Events Steve Elworthy and Head of the ICC Europe Regional Office, Nick Pink.
With just 180 days remaining before England kick-off the competition against co-hosts Australia on Valentines Day in Melbourne, the arrival of the trophy brings the World Cup to the forefront of Morgan's mind.
He said: "The focus will be on 50-over cricket between now and the ICC Cricket World Cup once this Test match against India is over.
"There will be real competition for places in the England set-up and I know that playing in an ICC Cricket World Cup is special.
"It is the ICC’s pinnacle event and it is an event that really captures the imagination of the entire cricketing world.
"The fact that the World Cup trophy is now here at Lord’s and will tour England and Wales in the next few weeks will help raise not only profile but also excitement around the ICC Cricket World Cup."
Following its two-day visit to the Home of Cricket, the trophy continues to Edgbaston, Bristol and Cardiff, before departing for Scotland.
Members of the public are encouraged to take photos with the trophy in the MCC Museum and share them with the Lord's Twitter account @HomeofCricket, using #CWCtrophytour.
*You must hold a Middlesex v Indians ticket to access the MCC Museum on Friday 22 August. Entry to the MCC Museum on this day is £3 for adults & £1 for over-65s & under 16s, in addition to the ticket price.