MCC has announced the election of former South African captain Graeme Smith as an honorary life member of the club.
MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) selected Graeme Smith as the honorary life member of the club. Former Australian Tim May is also selected as the life member of the club along with Graeme Smith.
Graeme Smith became the 22nd South African cricketer who gets the full membership of MCC (Maylebone Cricket Club).
Before Graeme Smith former South African cricketers like – Jhonty Rhodes, Shaun Pollock, Allan Donald etc. already got the membership of this historic club.
Graeme Smith has played 347 international matches for South Africa from 2002-2014. He has captained South Africa in 109 Test matches which are most by any player.
Graeme Smith is regarded as South Africa’s best Test opener ever. He has scored 9,265 runs for South Africa in Test cricket with an impressive average of 48.25.
On the other hand, Tim May became the 64th Australian to get the full membership of Marylebone Cricket Club. Tim May has played 71 international matches for Australia from 1984-1996.
In his Test career, he took 75 wickets in 24 matches. He was also the Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).