::Lord's Cricket Ground


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Lord's Cricket Ground, generally known as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC) and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lord's is widely referred to as the "Home of Cricket"<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.<ref>see MCC museum webpage</ref>

Lord's today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that Lord established between 1787 and 1814. His first ground, now referred to as Lord's Old Ground, was where Dorset Square now stands. His second ground, Lord's Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to make way for the construction through its outfield of the Regent's Canal. The present Lord's ground is about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} north-west of the site of the Middle Ground. The ground can hold 28,000 spectators. Proposals are being developed to increase capacity and amenity.<ref name=ft>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> As of December 2013, it was proposed to redevelop the ground at a cost of around £200 million over a 14-year period.<ref name=Tel2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

The current ground celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion, on 5 July a Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar played a Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne in a 50 overs match.<ref>[1] Archived 2 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine</ref>

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