Decision on Lord's redevelopment to be taken on Wednesday

A 20-man committee will vote to take a final decision on the redevelopment of the Lord’s ground Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Nov 30, 2011

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will vote on whether to proceed with the proposed multi-million-pound redevelopment of Lord’s on Wednesday.

Three proposals were submitted till date although senior MCC committee members criticised original plans in 2009.

According to reports in BBC, the latest plans are one of “a number of options” available to the MCC committee, including maintaining the status quo of the ‘Home of Cricket’.

The 20-man committee will meet to take a decision on Wednesday.

Any proposals agreed by the committee must then meet planning approval from Westminster Council and be voted for by two-thirds of MCC’s 18,000-strong membership.

As well as owning Lord’s, MCC remains the guardian of the laws and the spirit of cricket.

In 2009, chief executive Keith Bradshaw ruled out selling the naming rights to the historic ground to fund redevelopment.