Champion County match: Sri Lanka to host the match between MCC and Essex in 2020
Essex, the current champion of County cricket will face team MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) in the Champion County match.
The match between Essex and MCC to be held at Sri Lanka’s Galle International Stadium.
Sri Lanka’s former captain and current MCC president announced that the match between MCC and Essex is on 24-27 March 2020 at Galle.
Until 2010, the Champion County match was played at Lord’s, London. After 2010, it was moved abroad.
Essex – Current champion of County cricket
In September 2019, Essex County Cricket Club won the County Championship of the year. This was Essex’s eighth win in County Championship. In this year, Essex also won the T20 Cup.
A year ago, Essex played their Champion County match against MCC in Barbados, while this year Surrey drew with MCC in Dubai.
Kumar Sangakkara – Current MCC President
Earlier this month, Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara became the first Non-British MCC President. Kumar Sangakkara had played 594 International matches for Sri Lanka.
In the upcoming Champion County match, Kumar Sangakkara will be the captain of team MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). The MCC’s World Cricket committee’s meeting is also in Galle in March 2020.