Sachin and Dravid to play at Lord's against Warne

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Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:54 [IST]
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London, Feb 6: Sachin Tendulkar will return to Lord's cricket ground in July when he captains Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Rest of the World, to be led by Shane Warne in a one-day celebratory match marking the ground's 200th anniversary.

"Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have been confirmed as captains in this year's MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord's," MCC announced on its website on Wednesday (February 5).

Sachin and Dravid to play at Lord's

"Tendulkar and Warne, who are both Honorary Life Members of the Club, will lead the MCC and Rest of the World teams respectively in the Lord's Bicentenary 50-over celebratory match on Saturday 5 July," MCC added.

MCC's XI will also include former India captain and Tendulkar's ex-teammate Rahul Dravid. Club President Mike Gatting will manage the side. The Rest of the World XI will be under former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock.

It will Tendulkar's second appearance at Lord's in such a fixture, having captained the Rest of the World side - scoring a century - in the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Match in 1998.

Tendulkar said: "It is an honour to be asked to captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept. Lord's is such a special place to play cricket and I am very much looking forward to help 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."

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."


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