Centurion Mahela Jayawardene was once again the thorn in England's side, but late wickets helped the tourists restrict Sri Lanka to 238/6 on day one in Colombo.
Leeds/Bradford MCC University came within two runs of beating Surrey in the opening round of first-class MCCU matches.
MCC has once again struck a partnership with the Indian Premier League to ensure the tournament is played in the Spirit of Cricket.
MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson has declared his support for the improved Kookaburra Generation 5 pink ball and pushed for further trials to take place.
Paul Horton's half century helped Lancashire ease to a six-wicket victory over MCC in the Champion County fixture in Abu Dhabi.
Jonathan Trott's seventh Test century was not enough for England as they slumped to a 75-run defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
MCC captain Mark Ramprakash admitted his side were punished for their second innings collapse in the Champion County defeat to Lancashire in Abu Dhabi.
England held onto a slim chance of pulling off a record breaking victory against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.
MCC President Phillip Hodson has said a potential tour to Afghanistan may take place. In an interview with BBC Test Match Special he said:
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