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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.
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MCC launches new Lord’s website: www.lords.org
Go behind the scenes at the Home of Cricket: new Match Day Centre to go live during the England v New Zealand Investec Test Match starting at Lord’s on Thursday: www.lords.org/live
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has re-launched its website www.lords.org, with a range of new features and developments for cricket fans around the world to enjoy and find out more about Lord’s Cricket Ground and the world famous Club.
The completely redeveloped website works seamlessly across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, offering users improved access to content, through clean, clear navigation and page design, in addition to an intuitive and focused search facility for more complex queries.
Cricket is at the heart of the new site and every match at Lord’s throughout the summer will be featured on a new Match Day Centre (www.lords.org/live), which will bring the Lord’s scoreboards direct to your internet-enabled device. In addition on Major Match days at the Ground users will be able to keep up to date with all the action on the field through a live blog, alongside being able to experience exclusive video and audio content from behind the scenes.
For historical enthusiasts meanwhile, MCC’s online collections are now available to explore in greater detail, offering a stunning insight into the history of the game from the most comprehensive and varied archive in cricket: www.lords.org/collections
Away from the Home of Cricket, easy and fast access to the complete Laws of Cricket represents a big development for players, officials and fans to access anywhere across the globe. Everyone with a web-enabled device can now navigate the Laws quickly and easily at www.lords.org/lawsofcricket, and the revamped news section will also instantly bring users all the latest from Lord’s and MCC: www.lords.org/news
MCC Members will have access to a tailored section of the new site, The Pavilion, which serves additional content, while the Club’s 500 strong Out Match fixture list is now organised via a new Fixture Manager section.
Commenting on the launch of the new Lord’s website, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, Derek Brewer said:
"MCC is a multifaceted operation and this website successfully brings together the Club’s diverse range of activities, in cricket, at Lord's and elsewhere.
"One of the Club’s key objectives is to ensure Lord's is the best place in the world to watch cricket, and this website – coupled with the availability of free WiFi access at the Ground – represents another stride towards ensuring that this is the case."
To see the new Lord’s website, please visit www.lords.org
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Notes to editors:
Founded in 1787 MCC is the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket, and represents an innovative independent voice in the world game. It is also the world’s most active cricket-playing club, and alongside fulfilling over 500 cricket fixtures every year, MCC also owns and maintains Lord’s Cricket Ground.
In 2012 MCC signed a five year deal with WiFi provider The Cloud to install high-speed public WiFi at Lord’s.
In addition to hosting up to 60 days of cricket every summer, Lord’s offers a range of unique venues for meetings, conferences and milestone events. A range of match-day hospitality packages are also available throughout the summer. To find out more about meetings, events and hospitality opportunities at Lord’s, please visit:
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