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MCC will bid for West Indies Test

Following the ECB announcement that the 2012 West Indies Test, originally scheduled for Cardiff, will be put "back out to tender" - MCC have confirmed they will be bidding.

The ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) statement said the match will be put back out to a competitive tender process for bids by other host international venues.

The decision was taken by the ECB Management Board after Glamorgan County Cricket Club advised the ECB that it would be late in making its payment of the staging fee for hosting the recent England v Sri Lanka npower Test Match in Cardiff.

No decision is expected on the awarding of a new venue for next summer’s Test until the ECB has finalised the international match schedule for 2012 in its entirety.

MCC Secretary and Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw said: "MCC has long held the view that Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game, which is why we always bid competitively to ensure that all touring teams get the opportunity to play Test cricket at Lord's.

"We will certainly be bidding again for the available West Indies Test in 2012 and would love to host it at the Home of Cricket."

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