A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Andrew Strauss given MCC honorary life membership

Strauss felt humbled to have been awarded an honorary life membership

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been awarded with an┬áhonorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his “outstanding contribution to the game”.

The MCC honorary life membership is only presented to those who have been recognised for their numerous years of service to the game and all the projects they have been involved in off the field as well.

As of right now, there are 300 honorary members out of the 18,000 full-time members.

Strauss, who retired after England’s loss to South Africa during the summer of last year, was initially associated with the MCC in 2001 when he became a member of their first-class squad after touring Namibia.

Strauss is now the 27th ex-England skipper to accept the honorary life membership.

MCC president Mike Griffiths said: “Andrew Strauss has had a remarkable cricketing career and made an outstanding contribution to the game. His achievements for Middlesex and England – particularly at Lord’s – are numerous and rightly celebrated. I am absolutely delighted that he has accepted MCC’s invitation of honorary life membership of the Club, and I very much look forward to seeing him at Lord’s many times in the future.”

Upon receiving his award, Strauss noted that he felt extremely humbled and would treasure this moment for the rest of his life.

“Thank you so much to all at MCC for the offer,” Strauss said. “It is, of course, a great honour to receive this invitation, and I clearly have no hesitation in accepting.”

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