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Quartet commit to MCC fixture

The MCC has announced four more big-name players to take part in this summer's match against the Rest of the World at Lord's.

Former England one-day captain Paul Collingwood will be joined by Indian duo Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag, and West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, in the fixture on July 5 which is part of the Lord's Bicentenary celebrations.

India great Sachin Tendulkar will captain MCC against Shane Warne's Rest of the World team.

Durham all-rounder Collingwood said: "It is an honour to have been asked to play for MCC in such a special game and it will be great to play with and against some of the best cricketers in the world.

"Playing at Lord's is always a thrill, and I'm privileged to be able to celebrate the current ground's bicentenary in such an exciting way."

MCC president Mike Gatting said: "With cricketers from England, West Indies, Australia and India now on board for this historic match, it helps to demonstrate the standing both Lord's Cricket Ground and MCC have throughout the cricketing world.

"I'm delighted that Paul, Yuvraj, Virender and Shivnarine want to come and celebrate the current Ground's bicentenary year with us."