The only American Honorary Life Member of the MCC
A few months after the 2015 World Cup, the MCC awarded the prestigious Honorary Life Membership of the club to the recently retired Mahela Jayawardena. Having captained Sri Lanka 183 times across all formats, he became the 15th Sri Lankan to be honoured, thus.
Elated with a favourite cricketer of mine winning yet another accolade, I shared the good news with a close friend and follower of the game, Dilan.
He joined in my joy, but seemed in a pensive mood.
When pressed, he came up with an unexpected subject and queried, ‘What do you know about American cricket?’
‘American what?’ I asked, surprised.Continue reading