Sourav Ganguly, who captained India Cricket Team 195 times, has been awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He has been a member of the MCC World Cricket committee since July 2014.
“I’ve got some fantastic memories of playing at Lord’s that I carry with me forever – from the hundred on my debut to the amazing NatWest Trophy Final in 2002. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed coming back to the ground both as a player and since I retired, and it’s wonderful to now be part of MCC. I’d like to thank the Club for awarding me this privilege.” Ganguly, former Indian Captain, said.
There are some other Indian cricketers who have received the Honorary Life Membership are – N.J. ontractor (1969), RF Surti (1978), MV Chandgadkar (1978), AL Wadekar (1978), CG Borde (1981), FM Engineer (1981), RG Nadkarni (1981), BS Bedi (1982), BS Chandrasekhar (1982), EAS Prasanna (1984), S Venkataraghavan (1988), GR Viswanath (1990), M Amarnath (1993), SM Gavaskar (1993), DB Vengsarkar (1993), Kapil Dev (1995), SMH Kirmani (1995), RJ Shastri (1995), J Dalmiya (1997), KS More (1999), Rahul Dravid (2008), Anil Kumble (2008), Sachin Tendulkar (2010) and Saurav Ganguly (2015).
About Sourav Ganguly:
Ganguly, affectionately called Dada and the Prince of Calcutta, retired from all forms of international cricket in 2012 after playing for India for 16 long years.
Following his test debut in 1996 the 42-year-old played a combined 424 test and one day international matches for India, averaging over 40 with the bat and taking 132 wickets.
1. Honorary life memberships are awarded by the Lord’s-based the MCC, the guardian of the sport’s laws for more than 200 years, to recognize an individual’s service to cricket and other projects surrounding the game.
2. Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club in London founded in 1787. It owns, and is based at, Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London NW8.