Chanderpaul to play in Lord's bicentenary game

Derby Telegraph article.

London, England - Derbyshire batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is among the latest top names from world cricket to take their place in a match to mark the bicentenary celebrations of Lord's.

Paul Collingwood, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag have also been confirmed for the MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord's on Saturday, July 5.

The MCC XI will be captained by Sachin Tendulkar and also includes Rahul Dravid, while the Rest of the World side will be led by Shane Warne.

MCC president Mike Gatting will manage the MCC XI and the Rest of the World XI will be managed by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC World Cricket committee member Shaun Pollock.

Chanderpaul, the veteran of 153 Tests for West Indies, earned his place on the Lord's honours board in 2004 with his 128 not out against England.

"With cricketers from England, West Indies, Australia and India now on board for this historic match, it helps to demonstrate the standing both Lord's Cricket Ground and MCC have throughout the cricketing world," said Gatting.

The showpiece match falls on a blank day in Derbyshire's fixture list.

First Published In The Derby Telegraph.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:45