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Stars out for Lord's 200th birthday

Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Charlotte Edwards and Claire Taylor will play for Marylebone Cricket Club this year in the Lord's bicentenary celebrations.

Tendulkar and Warne, both honorary life members of the club, will lead the MCC and Rest of the world teams respectively in a 50-overs-a-side game on July 5 at Lord’s.

MCC's XI will be managed by club president Mike Gatting and will also include Tendulkar's former India team-mate Rahul Dravid. Overseeing the Rest of the world XI will be ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC world cricket committee member Shaun Pollock.

Legendary former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar will captain Marylebone Cricket Club against the Rest of the world on July 5

England Women captain Edwards will lead the MCC side in the Women's MCC v Rest of the world match on May 19.

MCC women's XI will be dominated by England players past and present, including Taylor - the first female Wisden cricketer of the year. The International Cricket Council will be selecting the Rest of the world women's side, the first time this has happened in the international women's game.

This will be the second time Tendulkar has appeared at Lord's in such a fixture, having captained the Rest of the world side - scoring a majestic century in the process - in the Diana Princess of Wales memorial match in 1998.

Tendulkar said: "It is an honour to be asked to captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept. Lord's is such a special place to play cricket and I am very much looking forward to helping celebrate its bicentenary by taking part in this match. I was delighted to be presented with an MCC honorary life membership in 2010, and it will be a privilege to play at the home of cricket once again."

Warne, who took 19 wickets in four Tests at Lord's, said: "I always enjoy playing at Lord's and as an honorary life member of MCC I'm really excited about coming back. I'm sure the match will be a lot of fun and it will be a pleasure to be part of the bicentenary celebrations of the most famous cricket ground in the world."

Tickets for both men's and women's MCC v Rest of the world matches are on sale now from or by calling 020 7432 1000.

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