Former Sri Lanka Captain and country’s second highest Test run-scorer Mahela Jayawardene has been conferred with Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
- The membership recognized his 18-year career in which he played 149 Test matches and scored 11,814 runs at an average of 49.84.
- With this achievement he became the 14th Sri Lankan cricketer to get the MCC Honorary Life Membership.
About Mahela Jayawardene
Colombo-born cricketer’s full name is Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawarden.
Nickname – Maiya
- He is one of only four Sri Lankans (Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan) to have the prestigious record of having scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs.
- He played his final game at Lord’s in 2014 against England, which ended in a draw.
- In 2006 he was named as the best international captain of the year by International Cricket Council.
- He is currently working as a batting consultant with England team.
About Marylebone Cricket Club
Marylebone Cricket Club is based at Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London. 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) and its English governance passed to the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB).
About its Honorary Life Membership:
Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the MCC Committee to individuals in recognition of the service they have given to the game of cricket and projects surrounding the game.
- There are now more than 300 Honorary Life Members of MCC out of a total Full Membership of 18,000.