Shivnarine Chanderpaul heads to Lords

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
AP Photo/A.M. Ahad
AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

West Indies veteran middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is among the list of top names from world cricket to take their place in a match to mark the bicentenary celebrations of Lords in England.

Paul Collingwood, Yuraj Singh and Virender Singh have also been confirmed for the MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord’s on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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

MCC President Mike Gatting will manage the MCC Xl and the Rest of the World will be led by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC committee members Shaun Pollock.

Chanderpaul, the veteran of 153 Tests for West Indies, earned his place on the Lord’s honors 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 cricket world,” said Gatting.

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