ICC has announced Eoin Morgan as the first the name to represent the ICC World XI team to face West Indies at Lord’s in a charity fundraiser. An ICC World XI team will face West Indies 31st May 2018 at the home of cricket, Lord’s. The England skipper will also lead the World XI team in the T20 match.
The match has been organised to raise funds for two stadiums in the Caribbean that were damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
The cricket fraternity will unite once again to raise funds for a great cause. Defending T20 champions West Indies are to set to face what is expected to be a solid world XI side at the Lord’s.
However, the names of the other players have not yet been announced by the International Cricket Council.
The left-handed batsman was delighted after being named as the captain of the World XI side. Morgan said:
“I am delighted to captain the ICC World XI at Lord’s in May against the West Indies. The cricket family always comes together to support worthwhile causes and this one-off T20I, featuring some of the best players in the world, will be a great spectacle at the Home of Cricket.”
“I am sure the sporting public will come out in force and help raise money and awareness towards restoring parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, which ripped through many communities in this beautiful part of the world.”
ECB chairman and ICC Director Giles Clarke, who is also leading the co-ordination of the match supported by ICC, ECB and the MCC were also excited while naming Eoin as the captain of the side.
“Two category 5 hurricanes in two weeks last year devastated parts of the Caribbean and the world of cricket was keen to show support with a fundraising initiative. What better way to do that than staging a world-class game at the Home of Cricket.”
“Eoin Morgan as captain is a wonderful first name on the ICC World XI team sheet and in due course we’ll have more players from around the world lending their support to what I’m sure will be a highly entertaining and competitive day of cricket at Lord’s in May.”
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