Star duo headline MCC side
Brian Lara and Sourav Ganguly are both included in the MCC side to play Pakistan in a Twenty20 at Lord's.
Last Updated: 10/06/10 1:35pm
Brian Lara and Sourav Ganguly have been named in the MCC side to face Pakistan in a Twenty20 contest at Lord's.
The fixture, which will take place on June 27, will be Pakistan's opening match on their summer tour of England.
Record-breaking Test batsman and former West Indies captain Lara will be making his MCC debut.
Indian batsman Ganguly, who has also served as captain of his country, currently competes for IPL outfit Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sri Lankan seam bowler Chaminda Vaas and Aussie all-rounder Ian Harvey will also feature in the MCC line-up.
Pakistan will be returning to the ground where they clinched the ICC World Twenty20 title in 2009.
"We are delighted to welcome to Lord's a Pakistani side who have a proven track record in Twenty20 cricket," MCC head of cricket John Stephenson said.
"Shahid Afridi's men will face an exciting MCC team, comprising world-class performers and up-and-coming talent.
"Brian Lara is one of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game, and Sourav Ganguly is a world-leading Twenty20 cricketer.
"The match will provide spectators with a fantastic opportunity to see wonderful cricket and great cricketers."
The Twenty20 contest is part of a ground-breaking sponsorship deal between the MCC and the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan will face-off against Australia in the MCC Spirit of Cricket test and Twenty20 Series in England during July.