May 012013

Former England captain Mike Gatting has been named as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Gatting, 55, will begin his one-year term on 1 October, with the MCC set to celebrate the bicentenary of the present Lord’s ground in 2014.

The MCC, which retains responsibility for the game’s laws as well as owning Lord’s, has also announced a “Masterplan” for its redevelopment.

The plan, to be completed in 2027, has a projected cost of £180m-£200m.

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