Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is ready 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 shall be voted on on the membership’s Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) on June 24 this yr and through the assembly, the membership can even think about elevating funds by a brand new life membership scheme, so as to maintain the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands on track through 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 value 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 yr and he additionally just lately participated in a profitable membership tour of Pakistan, his first return to the nation for the reason that terrorist assault on the Sri Lanka staff bus in March 2009.
Presidents of MCC historically serve solely a 12-month time period, however through the first and second World Struggle, Lord Hawke (1914-18) and Stanley Christopherson (1939-45) each served for longer durations.
In 2020, Lord’s Cricket Floor was slated to carry two Take a look at matches in opposition to 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 match 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 yr, and it’s unlikely that Lord’s Cricket Floor would see any high-profile matches.