The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has roped in Indian batting star Yuvraj Singh for the Emirates Twenty20 Tournament, a decision that will see Nepali national cricket team skipper Paras Khadka rubbing shoulders with one of the biggest names in world cricket.
England Test skipper Alastair Cook, Graham Onions, Michael Carberry are the other big names in the Emirates Twenty20 which will also be participated in by Lancashire, Yorkshire and Sussex.
Lancashire will take on Yorkshire in the first semi-final and MCC play Sussex in the afternoon, before the final takes place in the evening. Yuvraj has most recently played for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy, having also represented India in last year’s ICC World Twenty20 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2014 Indian Premier League.
He also featured in the historic MCC versus Rest of the World Lord’s Bicentenary match in 2014, scoring a century for the Rest of the World XI. MCC were yet to named the 13th players in their squad after announcing their squad on January 22. Paras was named in the MCC squad on January 19.
Yubaraj told MCC website: “I am very excited about being part of the squad for this tournament, and I’d like to thank MCC for offering me the chance to play out in Dubai again. There are some great players in the squad so we stand a good chance of winning the competition. I’ve got fond memories of playing against MCC in the Lord’s Bicentenary match last year and I’m delighted to be involved with the Club again.”