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MCC reveals strong Lord's ticket sales

Lord's at capacity during the 2013 Ashes
Lord's at capacity during the 2013 Ashes

MCC has reported very strong ticket sales for its international major matchdays at Lord's this season.

The One Day International between England and Sri Lanka on Saturday 31 May is a virtual sell out with fewer than 200 returned tickets left. It will be the first capacity crowd for an England fixture this summer.

There will be 2,424 Under 16s in attendance today, with all of those tickets having been sold for just £10.

Sri Lanka are back at the Home of Cricket on 12 June for the first Test match of the summer, and tickets for the first three days of that match are sold out, with over 13,000 already sold for day four.

Days one to four of the second Lord’s Test of the summer against India on 17 July are also sold out, as is the MCC v Rest of the World Lord’s bicentenary match on 5 July.

Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted with the ticket sales for all international major matches at Lord’s this summer. 2014 is the bicentenary of the current Lord’s Ground and our ticket sales prove that it still has huge appeal to cricket fans.

"It is great to see the numbers of Under 16s that will attend this match today. It is particularly encouraging given that this is the year when MCC has launched a new community program.

"The Club is striving to introduce cricket and the heritage of Lord’s to as many local young people as possible and these figures show we have made a great start."

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