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MCC to sponsor Pak's 'home' Test series against Australia in England

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London, Apr.13 (ANI): The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) would be sponsoring Pakistan's 'home' Test and one-day series against Australia in England in July.

This is the first time in the MCC's 233-year old history that it would be sponsoring a series.

"MCC is committed to the health of Test cricket, and by sponsoring the series and hosting the first Test, the club is supporting Pakistani cricket at a time when the country's Test calendar has been decimated," MCC's secretary Keith Bradshaw said during a press conference here.

"We often speak about Tests being the pinnacle of the game, now we are acting to back up those words," The News quoted Bradshaw, as adding.

Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) director of cricket operations Zakir Khan, who was also present in the press meet, thanked both the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) besides the MCC for supporting Pakistan cricket.

"We thank the ECB and Cricket Australia for helping us out and making this Test and T20 series in England happen. We are also very thankful to MCC. When you are not playing your home series at home, it's very difficult," Khan said. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 13:34 [IST]
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