Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath among 18 New Honorary Life Members of MCC

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Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath among 18 New Honorary Life Members of MCC

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh & former India’s pacer Javagal Srinath are among 18 members of the Cricket fraternity to receive an Honorary Life Membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), as announced by the club on Tuesday.

The club tweeted, “ Marylebone Cricket Club awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club to some of the world’s finest cricketers. We are delighted to announce the names of the latest men and women to have been bestowed with this privilege.”

While Srinath has taken retirement is currently serving as a match referee, Harbhajan Singh still plays in the IPL.  Apart from the two Indian cricketers several former cricketers from other nations has been included in the list. From England, Sir Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Marcus Trescothick and Sarah Taylor were named while Hashim Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis were named from South Africa.

Damien Martyn and Alex Blackwell of Australia were also named in the latest list while Ian Bishop, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan were named from the West Indies.

Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe’s Grant Flower and New Zealand’s Sara McGlashan completed the list.

Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath receives the honors for their ‘Exemplary International Careers’

The MCC said that the latest list of Honorary Life Members includes some of the renowned names in the modern cricket. Speaking about Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath, the club wrote in its release,

“The Indian duo Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath both enjoyed fine international careers. Harbhajan is India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 417 dismissals in 103 Tests while Srinath is one of the country’s greatest ODI players, taking 315 wickets to end his career as India’s second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.”

Guy Lavender, the Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC was quoted as saying, “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome our newest Honorary Life Members of MCC. The cricketers announced today are among the greatest international players of their generation. We are privileged to now count them as valued members of our club.”

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