Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is about to serve his second time period because the President of Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) as the present actions have been postponed on the membership. The proposal might be voted on on the membership’s Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) on June 24 this 12 months and in the course of the assembly, the membership may even take into account elevating funds by way of a brand new life membership scheme, as a way to preserve the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands on track in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPNCricinfo reported.
The life-membership scheme was beforehand adopted in 1926 and 1996 to fund the redevelopments of Lord’s Grandstand, and it’s anticipated to price between 7,000 kilos and 80,000 kilos, relying on the age of the applicant.
Sangakkara who’s the primary abroad president of MCC took cost of the membership on October 1 final 12 months and he additionally not too long ago participated in a profitable membership tour of Pakistan, his first return to the nation because the terrorist assault on the Sri Lanka staff bus in March 2009.
Presidents of MCC historically serve solely a 12-month time period, however in the course of the first and second World Warfare, Lord Hawke (1914-18) and Stanley Christopherson (1939-45) each served for longer intervals.
In 2020, Lord’s Cricket Floor was slated to carry two Check matches towards West Indies and Pakistan respectively. In home competitors, the bottom was scheduled to host the ultimate of the inaugural season of the ”Hundred”, however now the event has been postponed to 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
England Cricket Board (ECB) has additionally pushed again the beginning of the home season to July this 12 months, and it’s unlikely that Lord’s Cricket Floor would see any high-profile matches.