Jonathan Trott's seventh Test century was not enough for England as they slumped to a 75-run defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
MCC captain Mark Ramprakash admitted his side were punished for their second innings collapse in the Champion County defeat to Lancashire in Abu Dhabi.
England held onto a slim chance of pulling off a record breaking victory against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.
MCC President Phillip Hodson has said a potential tour to Afghanistan may take place. In an interview with BBC Test Match Special he said:
The Champion County match continued to race towards a result as 16 wickets tumbled on day two, leaving MCC 148 ahead of Lancashire, with two wickets remaining.
MCC President, Phillip Hodson, has presented Sri Lankan charity, the Foundation of Goodness, with a cheque for £28,000 at the MCC Cricket Ground, Sri Sumangala College in Hikkaduwa.
Graeme Swann ensured England retain slim hopes of a comeback win in the first Test against Sri Lanka, after their batsmen once again failed in the sub-continent.
Ian Blackwell's century for MCC kept the Champion County match evenly balanced after the first day's action in Abu Dhabi.
MCC centurion Ian Blackwell tells Lord's TV MCC's bowlers must dig in early on day two of the Champion County clash with Lancashire in Abu Dhabu.
MCC captain Mark Ramprakash is confident of putting an early dent into Lancashire's preparations for regaining the LV County Championship when the Champion County match gets underway in Abu Dhabi.
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