P. Subramanyam

London: Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble of India and South Africa’s Shaun Pollocok will receive honorary life membership of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), it was announced in a press communiqué released on Monday morning.

John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, will present the illustrious egg and bacon ties to the newest of the Club’s 18,000 members.

The press release added, “Anil, Rahul and Shaun are huge names in the sport who have contributed much to the game and whose expertise is invaluable to MCC’s World Cricket Committee. We are delighted to welcome them as MCC honorary life members.”

Also it added that the MCC’s World Cricket Committee will meet in New Delhi later this week to discuss the current issues affecting the game.

The Committee will then make a series of recommendations aimed at improving the game and its governance. The two-day meeting in New Delhi on Saturday and Sunday will cover a range of topics from the impact that Twenty20 competitions are having on international cricket to a comprehensive review of the use of technology for the purpose of decision making

Kumble and Dravid, both involved in the current India-Australia Test series, will give a players’ verdict on the review system.

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