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


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Take a bow Sanga. You truely deserve this. =)
And there's no one better than Sanga to speak on spirit of cricket!!

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We are very proud of U Kumar..

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No better person to do it than him. If I'm not mistaken, they stream the speech live on Lord's website. Can't wait to hear it.

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Do you have to get tickets to see this/ is it for the public? Hilal, if that is true please post a link.


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A great honour to deliver the Cowdrey lecture.

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Of all people in world cricket, you deserve this!

Anonymous's picture

well there is not a cricketer out there who is respected as he is. i like how he is making the motherland proud. way to go. another lion heart.

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Yeap! He is our spirit cricket!

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sri lanka needs better players than better speakers.

ahamed's picture

to the admin: guys, if possible, try to get the video and post it in here!!! im sure loadz of ppl wud b waiting to watch the lecture!!!

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