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Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara will represent MCC in a match on June 22 to help mark 200 years since the club played their first game at Lord’s.
MCC will square off against Hertfordshire, who were their opponents during the inaugural match at Lord’s on June 22, 1814.
Due to the importance of the match, the Lord’s pavilion, which is also known as the members area, will be opened up so that 500 people can visit the famous building, which houses the Long Room.
In addition to that, spectators will be allowed to sit by the boundary rope for the first time since 1987.
MCC will be captained by John Stephenson, who is currently their head of cricket. The team also consists of a number of talented players, including Dale Benkenstein, current Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell and former Ireland all-rounder Trent Johnston.
Lara will also be playing in the Lord’s bicentenary match on July 5, where the MCC will take on a Rest of the World XI.
MCC will be captained by the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, while the Rest of the World side will be led by Australia spin king Shane Warne.