MCC captain Mark Ramprakash admitted his side were punished for their second innings collapse in the Champion County defeat to Lancashire in Abu Dhabi.
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.
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.
Fit again fast bowler Shaun Tait is ready for the IPL, after playing his first match for MCC in the Emirates Airline T20 defeat to Lancashire - an experience he described as an honour.
Rahul Dravid has called for more national boards to have the “courage” to trial pink ball, day-night cricket.
John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, has told Lord's TV that he believes the MCC teams he has put together for the 2012 Champion County trip are well balanced and strong.
Rahul Dravid will appear for the first time since announcing his retirement, playing alongside Sourav Ganguly and Shaun Tait for MCC in the Emirates Airline Twenty20 in Dubai on March 23.
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