Honoured to play at the home of cricket, Lord's: Sachin Tendulkar
London: English cricket fans are set to get one more chance to see Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in action at Lord's after the pair were confirmed Wednesday as captains for a match marking the ground's 200th anniversary.
Fans will see Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in action at Lord's on July 5
Recently retired India batting star Tendulkar will lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of the north-west London venue, and former Australia leg-spinner Warne the Rest of the World in a 50-overs per side match at the 'home of cricket' on July 5.
The MCC XI will also include Tendulkar's former India team-mate Rahul Dravid, returning to the scene where he scored 95 on his Test debut, against England in 1996. Tendulkar, who scored a hundred in the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Match at Lord's in 1998, said he was looking forward to the July fixture.
"It is an honour to be asked to captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept," Tendulkar explained in a MCC statement. "Lord's is such a special place to play cricket and I am very much looking forward to helping 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."