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Tendulkar and Warne confirmed to play on 200th Anniversary of Lords

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 IST

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne were confirmed to lead for a limited-over match to mark the 200th anniversary of Lords Cricket Ground. The announcement was made on 6 February 2014.

Tendulkar will lead the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of the Lords Cricket ground, while Warne will head a 'Rest of the World' side. The match will be held at Lords Cricket Ground on 5 July 2014.

MCC XI will also include Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar. The name of other team members will be finalized in coming weeks.
Sachin Tendulkar last played in such fixtures was in 1998 when he scored a hundred. The 1998 fixture was played in the memory of Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales. In 2010, he was awarded Honorary Member of MCC.

About Lords Cricket Ground

imageThe first match ever played at Lords Cricket Ground was played in 1787.

The cricket ground was named Lords in the memory of businessman Thomas Lord who for the first time staged the game in 1787 between Middlesex and Essex.

Lords cricket ground was previosuly called Dorset Fields - an area of London now known as Dorset Square.

Lords Cricket Ground is now known as Home of Cricket.

The ground is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which laid down a new Code of Laws in 1788 which was adopted across the game.

Although it is more than 40 years since MCC ceased to run English cricket, it still owns the Laws of Cricket which contains the rule of crickets as played today.

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