Lord’s Cricket Ground face first summer without cricket in 233 years


Manchester: Lord’s Cricket Ground aka ‘Home of Cricket’ is facing the first summer without cricket in 233 years which can cost them £30m loss in revenue.

According to the details, Lord’s will be bearing a huge financial loss as this summer there will be no professional cricket due to prevailing COVID-19.

This week the MCC announced the sale of 300 new life memberships to raise around £15 million to ensure the completion of the £52 million rebuild of the Compton-Edrich stands, which started at the end of last summer.

On the other hand, Guy Lavender, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)’s chief executive, reiterated that they would not accept the option of cricket behind closed doors. “The logic of being able to accommodate players in a completely locked down venues is sound one but not something we are touting for,” he said.

It must be noted here that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had announced to postpone professional cricket in the country until July 1. The Hundred, County Championship, and Vitality blast have been postponed.

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