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  • Marylebone Cricket Club condoles death of Phil Hughes November 27, 2014

    London: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday joined the global cricket fraternity in condoling the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, was playing for South Australia when he was hit by New South Wales pacer Sean Abbott's bouncer and it proved fatal. The MCC flag at Lord's has...
  • Sweeping of Lord's pitch raises controversy July 20, 2014

    London: The furore over the "poor" pitch in in Trent Bridge is yet to settle down but that has not stopped a new controversy from brewing in the IndiaEngland second Test after MCC was forced to tender an apology for the manner in which one of its groundstaff swept the...
  • MCC no to changing law on 'Mankading', says batsmen to blame July 18, 2014

    London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the nonstriker. The MCC's World Cricket Committee concluded its twoday meeting with the panel stating that it was...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar gets a rousing reception while coming out to bat at Lord's July 9, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar got a touching reception while walking out to bat for probably the last time at Lord's as captain of the MCC XI. It was the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and Rest of the World XI, and Tendulkar hardly looked rusty before being dismissed by...
  • Former England captain Strauss in Pietersen swearing storm July 6, 2014

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss found himself involved in a fresh row regarding Kevin Pietersen after making highly offensive comments about his former Test colleague while broadcasting on Saturday. Sky Sports commentator Strauss, believing he was off the air in a break in play during the Lord's bicentenary match between...
  • Finch's blistering knock takes Tendulkarled MCC XI to victory July 5, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a oneday match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia oneday specialist Finch...
  • Shane Warne injured by beamer from former teammate Brett Lee July 5, 2014

    Shane Warne suffered a suspected broken hand after being struck by an unintentional beamer from former Australia team mate Brett Lee in an MCC v Rest of the World exhibition match at Lord's on Saturday. Paceman Lee was quick to hold up his hand and offer his apologies after hitting the...
  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkarled Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warneled Rest of the World XI in a 50over oneday game to celebrate the bicentenary of the Home of Cricket Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • Shane Warne lauds 'matchwinner' Kevin Pietersen July 4, 2014

    Shane Warne believes Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine when they line up in a starstudded Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary match on Saturday. Warne, widely regarded as cricket's greatest legspinner, will captain former Hampshire colleague Pietersen against an equally starstudded MCC team led by...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Brian Lara to play for MCC on Lord's 200th Anniversary Day June 13, 2014

    London Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara is set to play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Hertfordshire on Lord's Anniversary Day on June 22. The former West Indies skipper will turn out for MCC in the unique fixture to celebrate the Lord's bicentenary year. Lara, an Honorary Life Member of...
  • MCC 'snub' sparked Andrew Flintoff return May 31, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff has revealed how being overlooked for the upcoming Lord's Bicentenary match between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Rest of the World spurred him on to make a Twenty20 comeback with Lancashire. The Red Rose county confirmed on Friday that Flintoff, one of their favourite sons, had been...
  • Ian Botham to Deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture May 30, 2014

    London: English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on September 3. The iconic allrounder turned commentator will become the fourth Englishman to give the address after Geoffrey Boycott in 2005, Christopher MartinJenkins in 2007 and Tony Greig in 2012. Botham,...
  • Brian Lara to play alongside Sachin Tendulkar in Lord's Bicentenary May 28, 2014

    Manchester: West Indies legend Brian Lara on Wednesday joined fellow alltime batting great Sachin Tendulkar of India and became the latest entry in the starstudded list of players who will participate in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5. Lara will play alongside India's Sachin...
  • Battle royale in Dumka, multi-cornered in 3 Jharkhand seats April 23, 2014

    The three Santhal Pargana division seats of Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda along with the industrial constituency of Dhanbad will vote on April 24 bringing an end to the electoral exercise in the state. Dumka is the blockbuster contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the state with Jharkhand Mukti...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's farewell-Test image Wisden-MCC Photo of the Year April 9, 2014

    The image was taken by Mid-Day photographer Atul Kamble as Sachin Tendulkar reached the staircase to walk out for his last innings at the Wankhede Stadium in November 2013. ...
  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership April 4, 2014

    London: Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over 26,000...
  • LS polls: 59 FIRs registered against political parties till now March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, a total of 59 FIRs have been registered against political parties for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) till Tuesday. Interestingly except for one FIR against Congress, no complaints of MCC violations have been received against the other two...
  • Pakistan's Afridi, Ajmal to play at MCC bicentenary March 4, 2014

    London: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal have joined several other leading international cricketers in being confirmed for this year's Lord's bicentenary match, it was announced on Monday. Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal will also take part in the July 5 fixture which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the current Lord's ground...
  • Virender Sehwag to captain MCC in match against Durham February 20, 2014

    London: India Test discard Virender Sehwag has been roped in to captain the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad in a fourday Champion County match against Durham starting March 23 in Abu Dhabi. "Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan have been confirmed as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad that will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne to lead teams in Lord's bicentenary February 6, 2014

    London: English cricket fans are set to get one more chance to see Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in action at Lord's after the pair were confirmed on Wednesday as captains for a match marking the ground's 200th anniversary. Recently retired India batting star Tendulkar will lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC),...
  • MCC backs underthreat Test Championship January 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Some of cricket's greatest players have urged officials to persist with the threatened World Test Championship (WTC). The International Cricket Council intends to stage the inaugural edition of the proposed tournament in England in 2017, with the top four sides in the game's longest format vying for the trophy. ICC chiefs...
  • MCC backs Chappell call for boards to take over DRS July 17, 2013

    London: The world cricket committee of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday backed a call from former Australia captain Ian Chappell for the sport's authorities to take complete control of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS). DRS came under fire during England's dramatic 14run win against Australia in the first Ashes...
  • MCC to celebrate 200 years of Lord's cricket ground May 15, 2013

    London: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will celebrate the Bicentenary of Lord's next year with two showpiece matches against the Rest of the World. MCC owns the, which famous Lord's Ground in north London, on Wednesday revealed they will play the starstudded 50overs fixture on a yet to be confirmed date...
  • Lord's to undergo 10year redevelopment plan May 2, 2013

    London: Lord's will undergo a 200 million pounds redevelopment beginning in 2014, owners the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said on Wednesday. Unveiling the twophase masterplan which will include rebuilding the Warner, Tavern, Compton and Edrich stands, the MCC said they wanted to ensure the iconic venue remains the "finest ground in...
  • Former England batsman Mike Gatting to be next MCC president May 2, 2013

    London: Former England captain Mike Gatting was named as the next president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday. A statement from the Lord'sbased institution that presides over the rules of cricket, said Gatting would succeed current president Mike Griffiths in October. The naming of Gatting came on the same day...
  • Finn's bailbashing gives rise to new noball rule February 21, 2013

    London: The sight of England fast bowler Steven Finn knocking over the stumps in his delivery stride has led MCC to draw up a new noball rule that will take effect in October, it was announced Thursday. From October 1, if the bowler breaks the stumps at his end during the...
  • Strauss awarded MCC honorary life membership February 4, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss was on Monday awarded honorary life membership of the MCC, the prestigious English institution responsible for safeguarding the game's rules. Strauss, 35, guided England to consecutive Ashes victories over Australia in 2009 and 2011 before announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket in August...
  • Dravid to play T20 tournament for MCC January 23, 2013

    London: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid will feature in a Twenty20 tournament in Dubai in March as a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club. Dravid, who retired from international cricket last year, has confirmed to play for the MCC team which will take on Sussex, Warwickshire and 2011 County Champions...