Talk:Marylebone Cricket Club

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Cricketing power[edit]

Also, in moving its location from Lord's to Dubai the ICC is making a clear statement of independence from the past.

Would it be terribly cynical of me to suggest it might actually be more a clear statement of where the financial power lies in world cricket these days...? Loganberry (Talk) 19:17, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Replace "financial" with "political" and you'd be right. See 2005 Afro-Asian Cup, jguk 19:57, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

I'd have to disagree with both of you. It certainly was the case that in the past the MCC was the real power base for world cricket. But following the formation of the ICC it really has now got no power on the international stage. And as for power on the national stage, that is limited to having the ECB on its premsises, but I think that it is fair to say that the MCC does not interfere in their business. The only power the club holds now on the world level is that of the copyright to the Laws of Cricket, and any changes to them need to be passed by a 2/3 majority of the membership.--Wisden17 19:34, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Not correct. Because it is an 'ordinary resolution' (i.e. can only be presented at an AGM), it only requires a simple majority (Rule 22.5). DieSwartzPunkt (talk) 18:16, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Stub status[edit]

Hmm, just a suggestion, this page doesn't really feel like a stub anymore... Shouldn't we remove it's stub tag? Smithers 17:30, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Be bold! Cheers --Pak21 17:39, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
I've removed it. Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:54, 23 April 2006 (UTC)


The article says that he is a honorary member. Is it true ? He did once reject the membership in the early 1990s. Tintin (talk) 06:12, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

He did accept it later. Tintin (talk) 10:22, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Tours and Matches[edit]

There really should be some info about games that the MCC has played - either tours, or other info. I know MCC games frequently come up in cricketing records, so some mention of notable games or tours might be in order? For instance as of Feb 2006 the MCC are going on tour to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. I know Wikipedia isn't a news service, but some mention of games that have been played (or people that have played) over the past few hundred years might be in order! Gavinio

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Separation of ICC and ECB=[edit]

What's the story of the birth of these organisations? (talk) 10:58, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

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The terms `public' and `private' schools means the same in England. Should this be modified to `state' and `private' to avoid confusion?

Good point, done. Pidz (talk) 14:38, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Article is incomplete[edit]

The article only addresses the MCC's role in cricket and completely fails to mention its role in other sporting activities, both past and present.

The MCC historically (in spite of the name) was dedicated to both tennis and croquet as well as cricket. In 1868 (after 91 years) the lawn tennis and croquet interests were passed to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club founded the same year. The MCC retained its interest in tennis (known these days as real tennis), and indeed the Lord's ground houses one of the few real tennis courts in Britain. The MCC frequently hosts official world championship challenge matches (which, at present, only consists of one 13 set game every two years).

This is a role that the MCC itself seems to underplay as it isn't mentioned on their official website ( which concetrates on the cricket. (talk) 09:25, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

ECB / TCCB[edit]

"It was pleased to see many of its global functions transferred to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1993 and its English governance passed to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the same time"

Am I right in believing that in 1993 the English governance would have passed to the TCCB? --Longwayround (talk) 09:16, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Well spotted. You're quite right as the ECB was founded on 1 Jan 1997. ----Jack | talk page 13:44, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


Surely someone has been mischievous by adding Aamer, Butt, Asif, Tillakaratne, Afridi etc to honorary life members?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:21, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

The Sikhs[edit]

We would to play a game of cricket with you. HONEST.

I have a target of 13 all out.

Will You?

The Captain Bira.

CC: Cook. I WILL PUT IT WHERE U CANNOT SEE IT. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:11, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

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