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Sangakkara to lead MCC against County champions Essex

Sangakkara to lead MCC against County champions Essex

Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara will be in the midst of cricket action once again as he will be leading a Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) side against County Championship winners Essex at Galle in March 2020.

The classy left-handed batsman is currently serving as the MCC President – the first Asian person to hold this post. The contests between MCC and County champions go back to the 1970s while this will be the first time such a match will take place in Sri Lanka.

“It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Sri Lanka and taking the Champion County match to Galle is a fantastic way for the Club to provide its backing for the game on a global level,” Sangakkara said.

The flamboyant cricketer bowed out of international cricket in 2015 after racking up 12,400 runs in Test cricket at a stupendous average of 57.40. He found similar levels of success in ODI cricket, accumulating 14,234 runs in the 50-over format.