Former India pacer Javagal Srinath and Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will be a part of the 18 member cricket fraternity team who are rewarded with the Honorary Life Membership of MCC.
Famous cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath are now among the 18 members of the Honorary Life MCC beside England players Marcus Trescothick, Sir Alastair Cook, Sarah Taylor and Ian Bell.
MCC tweeted the following:
MCC awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club to some of the world’s finest cricketers.Advertisement
We are delighted to announce the names of the latest men and women to have been bestowed with this privilege:
— Marylebone Cricket Club (@MCCOfficial) October 19, 2021Advertisement
Javagal is an ICC match referee after he retired from the India pacer post while Harbhajan is a part of IPL representing Kolkata Knight Riders.
MCC stated that both the Indian players had enthralling international careers. Harbhajan is India’s 3rd-highest wicket-taker of the Test series while Javagal Srinath is one of the best ODI players taking 315 wickets in his career – India’s 2nd highest.
The other cricket personalities who were honoured with this membership are Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel, Jacques Kallis from South Africa, Hashim Amla, Damien Martyn and Alex Blackwell from Australia.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ian Bishop, Ramnaresh Sarwan from West Indies was also honoured.
New Zealand’s Sara McGlashan and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath completed the list.
MCC that is the Marylebone Cricket Club was established in 1787 that was set up by a striving entrepreneur Thomas Lord after his first match between Middlesex and Essex.
Today there are 18,000 full and 5,000 Associate members of the club. These members own MCC’s assets, the ground and also look after the club decisions and activities. Around 2,000 of them represent MCC on the field every year.
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