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.
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.
MCC Head Coach Mark Alleyne has declared his support for the pink cricket ball after his MCC Young Cricketers (YCs) played in an experimental match in Abu Dhabi.
Simon Jones has been forced to withdraw from MCC’s squad to face Nottinghamshire in the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi starting on 27 March.
West Indies will be hoping to upset Pakistan in the first quarter-final fixture of the ICC World Cup in Mirpur.
MCC has announced a 12-strong women’s Young Cricketers (YC) squad for the 2011 season - including five full England internationals.
Andrew Strauss’ England need to overcome the West Indies in their final group match in Chennai or face the end of their ICC World Cup campaign.
MCC has named a strong squad featuring Chris Rogers, Rahul Dravid and Steven Davies for the Champion County clash with Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi.
MCC are hosting a joint pre-season training camp for MCC Young Cricketers and a combined MCC Universities side in Abu Dhabi from 15-25 March.
Leeds/Bradford MCC University player Brad Kruger made his ICC World Cup debut for Netherlands in their five wicket defeat to hosts India.
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