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Kumar Sangakkara named new MCC president
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Kumar Sangakkara named new MCC president

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the next president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Sangakkara will be the first non-British president of the club and his one-year stewardship will begin on October 1, 2019.

"It is a huge honour to be named the next President of MCC and it is a role that I am thoroughly looking forward to," Sangakkara said.

"2020 is going to be yet another significant one in cricket, especially at Lord's, and I am thrilled I am going to be able to play a part in supporting its future as president of MCC."

The MCC, who are based at Lord's, remain the guardians of the laws of the game and uphold the spirit of cricket.

Sangakkara's tenure will include two Tests at Lord's - against West Indies and Pakistan - and the launch of The Hundred competition.