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Brian Lara accepts Honorary Life Membership of MCC Published: 19 July 2013

MCC has awarded former West Indian cricket captain Brian Lara Honorary Life Membership of the Club. 

 

Lara’s invitation acknowledges his exceptional contribution to the game, which includes representing the West Indies in 131 Tests and 299 One Day Internationals, scoring over 22,000 international runs.  Lara becomes the 31st West Indian to receive the honour, joining the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Viv Richards in MCC’s ranks, and received his membership pass and tie from fellow Honorary Life Member Steve Waugh during the England v. Australia Test at Lord's.

 

President of MCC, Mike Griffith, said:

 

“It was a great honour for me, on behalf of the MCC Committee, to offer Honorary Life Membership to Brian Lara in recognition of an outstanding career.  He was a true great of the game who re-wrote the record books with his incredible scoring feats.  

 

“MCC is delighted that Brian has joined the Club, it was lovely to see him at Lord’s today and I very much look forward to welcoming him back to the Ground in the future.”

 

Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the MCC Committee to individuals in recognition of the service they have given to the cricket and projects surrounding the game, often over a very long period.  There are now more than 300 Honorary Life Members of MCC out of a total Full Membership of 18,000.

 

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For further information on this story please contact:

 

Beth Wild

MCC Media & Public Affairs Officer

Lord's Cricket Ground

Direct Line:      020 7616 8699

Mobile:             07929 348074

Email:              beth.wild@mcc.org.uk


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