29 May 2014

Lara to play in Lord's bicentenary match

5:58 pm on 29 May 2014

The West Indies legend Brian Lara has been added to the line-up for the Marylebone Cricket Club vs Rest of the World bicentenary match at Lord's next month.

Lara will play alongside MCC captain and fellow all-time batting great Sachin Tendulkar for the 50-over match.

New Zealander Daniel Vettori will play in the MCC side.

Shane Warne will captain the Rest of the World side which also includes Kevin Pietersen, Muttiah Muralitharan, Virender Sehwag, Peter Siddle and Yuvraj Singh.

The current Lord's ground is the third to be named after founder Thomas Lord.

The first was founded in 1787 (the same year as MCC's foundation) and the second in 1809, before Lord moved his ground to its present location in 1814.