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Sachin Tendulkar gets Yorkshire CCC life membership

London: Retired batting genius Sachin Tendulkar, who played for Yorkshire in 1992, was also given honorary life membership of Yorkshire County Cricket Club on Saturday.

1992: Tendulkar poses at the Oval on April 28 before his debut for Yorkshire
1992: Tendulkar poses at the Oval on April 28 before his debut for Yorkshire 

Celebrated former umpire Harold 'Dickie' Bird (80) was elected the new president of his local team Yorkshire, the English county side announced.

Teary Dickie honoured
Bird, 80, received 91 per cent of the votes from Yorkshire's members during their Annual General Meeting and succeeds former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott in the role.

Repeat of 1996: Dickie Bird gets emotional during his his last Test — India vs England at Lord's.  Pics/Getty Images, AFP
Repeat of 1996: Dickie Bird gets emotional during his his last Test — India vs England at Lord's. Pics/Getty Images, AFP

Yorkshire CCC said on their official Twitter page that Bird had accepted to take up the one-year role with a "tear in his eye".

Bird played for Yorkshire and Leicestershire before becoming arguably the world's best-known umpire, overseeing 66 Test matches and 69 one-day internationals, including three World Cup finals.

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