Sachin, Warne to play in Lord’s bicentenary celebration match

Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne to captain MCC, Rest of the World

Lord’s celebrations on July 5th

Match to commemorate 200th anniversary of the Lord’s cricket ground

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will lead the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of the northwest London venue, while iconic Australian spinner Shane Warne will head a ‘Rest of the World’ side in a 50-overs per side match marking the 200th anniversary of the Lord’s cricket ground. It will be the second time the MCC Honorary Life Member Sachin Tendulkar appears at Lord’s in such a fixture, having captained the Rest of the World side in the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Match in 1998.

The MCC XI will also include Rahul Dravid, and will be managed by its president Mike Gatting, who in 1987 scored 179 for MCC in a five-day fixture marking the 200th anniversary of the club. Ex-South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock will oversee the Rest of the World XI. The game will take place on the 5th of July 2014.

Lord’s 3D model timeline

MCC President Mike Gatting unveiled a 3D model of the Lord’s stadium at the MCC Bicentenary launch event on a 65-inch touchscreen in the MCC Museum. The current Lord’s Cricket Ground is its third incarnation. The first ever match played at ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’ came in 1787 when businessman Thomas Lord staged a game between Middlesex and Essex at a newly built ground in what was then known as Dorset Fields.

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