Indian duo Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath among 18 new Honorary Life Members of MCC

Indian duo Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath among 18 new Honorary Life Members of MCC

The MCC asserted that the latest list includes some of the most well-known names of the sport.

Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath
Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

MCC announced the list of 18 new honorary life members on Tuesday, October 19. Eight Test-playing nations have been represented in this year’s list. The Indian duo of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and former India pacer Javagal Srinath are among the 18 members of the cricketing fraternity to have received the Honorary Life Membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Javagal Srinath has retired from international cricket and is currently serving as the match referee. Harbhajan Singh, on the other hand, still plays in the Indian Premier League. In this year of the IPL, he was associated with the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Club had tweeted to give information about the same.

“MCC awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club to some of the world’s finest cricketers. We are delighted to announce the names of the latest men and women to have been bestowed with this privilege,” the tweet read.

Indian duo Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath both enjoyed fine international careers: MCC

The MCC asserted that the latest list includes some of the most well-known names of the sport. They also wrote about Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath in the release stating that both of them have had a fine international career.

“The Indian duo Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath both enjoyed fine international careers. Harbhajan is India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 417 dismissals in 103 Tests while Srinath is one of the country’s greatest ODI players, taking 315 wickets to end his career as India’s second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome our newest Honorary Life Members of MCC. The cricketers announced today are among the greatest international players of their generation. We are privileged to now count them as valued members of our club,” MCC wrote in their statement.

The list also included Sir Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Marcus Trescothick, and Sarah Taylor from England. Hashim Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel, and Jacques Kallis from South Africa also made it to the list. West Indies’ Ian Bishop, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Australia’s Damien Martyn and Alex Blackwell were also named in the list by the MCC.

Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s Sara McGlashan, and Zimbabwe’s Grant Flower were the other players mentioned in the elite list.