Nottinghamshire’s preparation for the Champions County clash with MCC in Abu Dhabi suffered a further setback - with new signing Ben Phillips out through injury.
Fred Titmus, former England Test player and Honorary Life Member of MCC, has died aged 78 - after a long illness.
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.
The shortlist for the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award 2011 has been announced - with the winner presented at Lord's on 19 April.
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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