Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event

Yuvraj Singh of Rest of the World in action during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5, 2014

Indian national team hero for several years and 2015 World Cup cast-off Yuvraj Singh has been added to the MCC squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai in March. Yuvraj will play alongside former England Test captain Alastair Cook, international batsmen Nick Compton and Michael Carberry, Nepal captain Paras Khadka among others.

The tournament, which takes place on March 20, also involves county champions Yorkshire, Lancashire and Sussex.

Yuvraj returns to the MCC fold after having featured for the Rest of the World against the MCC in the Bicentenary match last year, scoring an exciting 132.

Great players in the squad: Yuvraj

"I am very excited about being part of the squad for this tournament, and I'd like to thank MCC for offering me the chance to play out in Dubai again," Yuvraj said.

"There are some great players in the squad so we stand a good chance of winning the competition."

Yuvraj will not play in the subsequent four-day day-night game for MCC against county champions Yorkshire, starting on 22 March, which will act as the curtain-raiser for the new County Championship season.

MCC squad: Alastair Cook (Essex), Nick Compton (Middlesex, capt), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), James Hildreth (Somerset), Zafar Ansari (Surrey), Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Matt Dunn (Surrey), Chris Rushworth (Durham), Graham Onions (Durham), Adam Riley (Kent), Paras Khadka (Nepal - for T20 matches only), Yuvraj Singh (India - for T20 matches only).

Edited by Staff Editor
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