Sachin, Lara to figure in tsunami tie on June 14

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and champion West Indies batsman Brian Lara would lead the MCC and World XI sides in a fifty over game at the historic Lord's on June 14.

The match is being staged to raise funds for the victims of the tsunami disaster which struck a dozen countries in Asia and Africa killing over 173,000 people and leaving another 50,000 missing.

Tendulkar and Lara are among a galaxy of cricket stars who would feature in the charity match.

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhar, star leg-spinner Shane Warne, top-notch batsman Rahul Dravid, Kiwi skipper Stephen Fleming are some other names that would lend colour and excitement to the match.

Teams: MCC: S Tendulkar (India, captain), C Gayle (West Indies), S Fleming (N Zealand), R Sarwan (West Indies), J Kallis (S Africa), A Flower (Zimbabwe), K Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), S Pollock (S Africa), A Kumble (India), M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), S Akhtar (Pakistan)

International XI: B Lara (W Indies), V Sehwag (India), S Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), G Smith (S Africa), R Dravid (India), S Chanderpaul (W Indies), C Cairns (N Zealand), S Warne (Australia), C Vaas (Sri Lanka), M Sami (Pakistan), M Ntini.

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