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Lord's to host West Indies-Rest of the World XI fund-raising T20I

Press Trust of India  |  London 

World champions will take on a Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20 International at later this year, to raise funds for grounds damaged by recent hurricanes.

The match will be played on May 31 and the ICC has confirmed its full support by granting it international status.

The proceeds from the fund-raising match will go towards restoring the stadiums -- James Ronald Webster Park in and -- damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, the Marylebone Club (MCC) said in a statement.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated parts of the Eastern and we have been considering how we can best show support for our region in the most impactful way, said Dave Cameron, the

Tickets for the match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, have already been priced.

I would like personally to thank MCC for agreeing to host the match at Lords, and ECB, especially their Giles Clarke, for their kind and generous support of this initiative," he added.

Guy Lavender, the of MCC, pointed to the relationship the club, which owns Lords Cricket Ground and is the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, has shared with the people of the for many years.

MCC is delighted to be able to host this very special match. The last time that a match between the Windies and Rest of the World was held at Lords was in 1966, Lavender said.

Colin Graves, and (ECB), said, To have two category 5 hurricanes in the space of two weeks was unprecedented and everyone around the world was shocked by the destruction which was caused.

"The ECB and CWI have always enjoyed a fantastic relationship and we are keen to support them and the people of the Caribbean in this fundraising initiative.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 22:05 IST