Imran Khan to deliver prestigious Cowdrey 'Spirit of Cricket' lecture in 2010

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London, Dec. 16 (ANI) : Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan would be delivering the tenth MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's next year, thus joining the elite group of great personalities such as Geoffrey Boycott and Desmond Tutu.

Imran would deliver the lecture on July 19, said President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC ) John Barclay, who played alongside Imran at English county Sussex in the 1970s and 80s.

"Imran was an inspired cricketer. He was never short of opinions and rarely was he reluctant to hold back. We will be in for a treat on July 19 when Imran will display the depth of his knowledge and breadth of his experience," The News quoted Barclay, as saying.

Imran, who is arguably Pakistan's greatest cricketer, is the first Pakistani to get the prestigious chance of delivering the Cowdrey lecture since its inauguration in 2001.

The Cowdrey Lecture was started in the memory of the late Colin Cowdrey, who together with fellow ex-England captain Ted Dexter (also a former MCC president), was instrumental in having a section on the 'spirit of cricket' included as a preamble to the 2000 edition of the laws of the game. (ANI)

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