London: Former England captain Mike Gatting, who has been named the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), will oversee the ambitious 200-million pound makeover plan of the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground.
MCC, which retains responsibility for the game's laws and is the owner of the Lord's, is also set to celebrate the bicentenary of the 'Mecca of cricket' in 2014.
"Lord's is a fantastic, iconic ground, the envy of the cricketing world, but there is significant work to do if MCC is to maintain its long-term stated ambition to continue to own the finest cricket ground in the world.
"The ground is looking tired in places and somewhat under-loved and it is vital MCC provides an outstanding experience for visitors to Lord's," said Colin Maber, chairman of the MCC's ground working party and estates committee....more
03:40 PM, May 02, 2013