Tendulkar to captain MCC and Warne to captain Rest of the World in Lord’s bicentenary match

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It will be Tendulkar vs Warne once again

Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar will captain a team representing the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in an exhibition match against the Rest of the World, who will be captained by Australia spin king Shane Warne, to mark the 200th anniversary since the first cricket match was played at the historic ground. 

“It is an honour to be asked to captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept,” Tendulkar said. “Lord’s is such a special place to play cricket and I am very much looking forward to helping celebrate its bicentenary by taking part in this match. I was delighted to be presented with an MCC Honorary Life Membership in 2010, and it will be a privilege to play at the home of cricket once again.”

Speaking about being chosen to captain the Rest of the World side, Warne said: “I always enjoy playing at Lord’s and as an Honorary Life Member of MCC I’m really excited about coming back. I’m sure the match will be a lot of fun and it will be a pleasure to be part of the bicentenary celebrations of the most famous cricket ground in the world.”

It was also confirmed that an MCC women’s team, which will be captained by Charlotte Edwards, will play a Rest of the World XI on May 19. 

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