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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that England limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan will captain the ICC World XI in their Twenty20 International charity match against the West Indies on May 31 at Lord’s.
The match will raise funds for two cricket grounds – James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla and Dominica’s Windsor Park Stadium – that were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The one-off Twenty20 International will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Tickets for the match will be between £20 and £60, while all children’s tickets will be priced at £10.
“I am delighted to captain the ICC World XI at Lord’s in May against the West Indies,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) website. “The cricket family always comes together to support worthwhile causes and this one-off T20I, featuring some of the best players in the world, will be a great spectacle at the Home of Cricket.
“I am sure the sporting public will come out in force and help raise money and awareness towards restoring parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, which ripped through many communities in this beautiful part of the world.”
ECB president and ICC director Giles Clarke added: “Two category 5 hurricanes in two weeks last year devastated parts of the Caribbean and the world of cricket was keen to show support with a fundraising initiative. What better way to do that than staging a world-class game at the Home of Cricket.
“Eoin Morgan as captain is a wonderful first name on the ICC World XI team sheet and in due course we’ll have more players from around the world lending their support to what I’m sure will be a highly entertaining and competitive day of cricket at Lord’s in May.”