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Brendon McCullum to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture

Brendon McCullum to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture
Brendon McCullum to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture

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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will deliver the 2016 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday 6 June.

He will be joined by Kumar Sangakkara and Eoin Morgan on the post-Lecture Q&A panel, which will be chaired by Mark Nicholas.
McCullum said: “It was an honour to be asked to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture – especially given the stature of some previous speakers – so I was very pleased to accept the invitation.

“There are a number of important issues in world cricket at the moment that I am looking forward to addressing, and I hope it is an interesting evening for everyone watching.

“I’m also very pleased to be joining the World Cricket committee in October and being given the chance to discuss and have an impact on world cricket.”

The swashbuckling batsman was chosen to deliver the lecture not only for his services to New Zealand cricket but also for his continued support towards MCC Spirit of Cricket.

McCullum took New Zealand to greater heights after he took charge at the start of 2013. Under his captaincy New Zealand qualified for the 2015 World Cup final.
The MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture has been delivered by some of the greatest cricketers in the past. It was first delivered by Richie Benaud in 2001. Some  notable speakers are Desmond Tutu, Imran Khan, Kumar Sangakkara and Ian Botham. McCullum will become second New Zealander to deliver the address, after Martin Crowe in 2006.
McCullum played 101 Test matches, scoring 6,453 runs at an average of 38.64. He made 12 centuries and earlier this year hit the fastest ever Test hundred in his final match, smashing 145 off just 79 balls against Australia at Christchurch.He also became the first player after Adam Gilchrist to hit 100 sixes in Test matches.

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