Monday, June 9, 2008

Tutu to follow Gavaskar speech

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, one of the most influential men of African religion and politics, will deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture from Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

A series of significant names in cricket have delivered the speech in the past, such as Barry Richards, Sunil Gavaskar and Geoffrey Boycott. The lecture is designed to encourage and foster the Spirit of Cricket. This year’s Lecture will be streamed live via the Lord’s website.

Following the Lecture, notable television broadcaster Mark Nicholas will host a Question and Answer session with a panel of guests this will also be streamed live.

The panel will consist of MCC President Mike Brearley, England batsman and recent man of the series against New Zealand Andrew Strauss and former South African cricketer Richards, as mentioned above. Richards delivered his speech in 2002.

More than 1,400 invited guests will be in attendance.

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