Who: Mahela Jayawardene
What: Awarded honorary lifetime membership of MCC
When: 9 December 2015
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene on 9 December 2015 was awarded with an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
MCC awarded the honorary life membership of the club to recognise Jayawardene’s stellar career in which he played 149 Test matches and scored 11814 runs at an average of 49.84.
Jayawardene became the 14th Sri Lankan to be awarded with MCC Honorary Life Membership. Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas were awarded with the same.
About Marylebone Cricket Club
• MCC is a cricket club in London.
• It was founded in 1787.
• It owns, and is based at, Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London NW8.
• It was formerly the governing body of cricket both in England and Wales as well as worldwide.
• In 1993, many of its global functions were transferred to the International Cricket Council (ICC).