Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to deliver 2016 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture today

The MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture was inaugurated in 2001 in memory of the late Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge.

Last Updated: Jun 06, 2016, 08:38 AM IST
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to deliver 2016 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture today

New Delhi: Former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum will deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday.

The 34-year-old was nominated to deliver the lecture not only for his services to New Zealand cricket, but also for his continued support towards MCC Spirit of Cricket.

He will be joined by former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and England limited overs' skipper Eoin Morgan on the post-Lecture Q&A panel, which will be chaired by Mark Nicholas.

The panel will address topics appearing from the lecture and other issues related to cricket.

"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," McCullum said.

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 wicket-keeper batsman added.

He is the second New Zealander to give the address, following the late Martin Crowe in 2006.

The MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture was inaugurated in 2001 in memory of the late Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge.

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.

Later this year, he will also join the MCC World Cricket committee on October 1, having been selected by Chairman Mike Brearley and MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson.