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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will deliver this year’s Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s, the MCC have announced.
McCullum is set to announce his retirement from international cricket next month before joining Middlesex for the NatWest T20 Blast in the summer. He is then expected to join the MCC’s world cricket committee in October.
McCullm will deliver the Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on June 6, three days prior to the start of the third Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s.
“It was an honour to be asked to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture – especially given the stature of some previous speakers – so I was very pleased to accept the invitation,” McCullum said.
MCC president Roger Knight added: “Brendon McCullum is one of the best cricketers of his generation, and I’m sure will be a very engaging speaker – especially given his insight in to the modern game.
“He has embodied the play hard, play fair message of the MCC Spirit of Cricket throughout his playing career, especially in his captaincy – so is a perfect fit for this event.”