The proverbial ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s Cricket Ground is set to incur a huge financial loss as it will fail to see any professional cricket this summer due to prevalent coronavirus crisis. A total of £30 million of loss in revenue will occur for Lord’s as it witnesses its first summer without cricket in 233 years.
The MCC recently announced the sale of 300 new life memberships to raise around £15?million to ensure the completion of the £52?million rebuild of the Compton-Edrich stands, which started at the end of last summer.
On the other hand, Guy Lavender, MCC’s chief executive, reiterated that they would not accept the option of cricket behind closed doors. “The logic of being able to accommodate players in a completely locked down venues is sound one but not something we are touting for,” he said.