MCC Universities had a mixed start to their First Class county fixtures despite excellent innings' from Loughborough’s Sam Billings and Oxford’s Ed Young.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has declared his support for MCCs work developing cricket in Afghanistan.
Young people find it difficult to lose graciously in sport and their parents are just as bad, according to research published by MCC and the Cricket Foundation.
India won the battle of the co-hosts, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets to clinch the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
MCC’s six University centres kick off their annual first-class fixtures against the counties on Saturday, with 18 matches taking place in April and May.
It has taken 48 matches, spread over six weeks to decide but the 2011 ICC World Cup final features the competition's two best sides: India and Sri Lanka.
Rahul Dravid has urged the cricket world to embrace the pink ball, day/night format after his century helped MCC beat Nottinghamshire in the Champion County clash.
Stephen Peters praised MCC’s star batsman Rahul Dravid he turned an overnight 81 into a high-class century - piling the pressure on Nottinghamshire in the Champion County match.
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