Sangakkara to deliver historic Cowdrey Lecture

By Staff Writers

May 17, 2011 (Island Cricket): Kumar Sangakkara will create history when he delivers the 11th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s on July 4.

Kumar SangakkaraThe 33-year-old will become the youngest speaker to deliver the lecture and the only Sri Lankan and only active cricketer to do so.

“Sangakkara will speak at the Nursery Pavilion at Lord’s the day after playing against England at the Home of Cricket in the third NatWest One Day International,” a statement from Lord’s said today.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Geoffrey Boycott and Imran Khan are among notable speakers to have delivered the lecture.

“Sri Lanka have been so consistently successful in world cricket that it is very appropriate that a distinguished cricketer from this beautiful country should be giving the MCC SoC Cowdrey Lecture,” Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the current president of MCC said.

“Kumar Sangakkara is widely respected in cricket not only as a brilliant player but as a highly intelligent one.

"His views on topical matters will be truly illuminating and many people will be looking forward to hearing what he has to say.”

© Island Cricket


Anonymous's picture

you are the best to do deliver a speech of this nature, am sure sri lanka needs u as the a great captain again, there is no one better than Sanga

SunJ's picture
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Couldnt think of a person more deserving of this honour,Do us proud Sanga!

Rodrigo's picture

Ohoma yang puthe!

Anonymous's picture

I cant believe Cricinfo copied this article almost entirely??? Yesterday when I read it here nothing was up on Cricinfo about his speech.

Pol Adi's picture

Sanga, ....Great honour, unique feat, very proud but try to have less maalu paan in your mouth when you're speaking...good luck !

Anonymous's picture

keep up the good work sanga and show the power of the lankans.

Anonymous's picture

your the man sanga!!!good luck

Anonymous's picture

Awesome Sanga!!!!!!!None but u deserve it "another gifted son of mother Sri Lanka"..No doubt u will bring credit to where u were born and nurtured!!!Go Sanga go!!!!!

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A proud moment for Lanka.

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Well done sanga! Do us proud.

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