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28 Jul 2017

New ODI honour boards sanctioned for both genders at Lord's

Things to know about the Lord's honour boards

The Lord's honour boards are set to feature women cricketers for the first time following an announcement from the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to introduce honour boards for both Men's and Women's ODIs.

The move comes after the recently concluded Women's World Cup.

This means England bowler Anya Shrubsole's match winning heroics of 6-46 in the final will be etched on the new boards.

In context

Things to know about the Lord's honour boards

Lord's - The Home of Cricket

Lord's cricket ground, famously referred to as the 'home of cricket' is currently located at St John's Wood, London. It was established in 1814. Owned by MCC, the historical ground was named after its founder Thomas Lord.

What are the Lord's honour boards?

Significance

What are the Lord's honour boards?

For years, the honour boards at Lord's cricket stadium featured on them the names of cricketers who scored a century or took five wickets in an innings or ten wickets in a match, in the Tests, at the stadium.

The honour boards, in the 'home' and 'away' teams' dressing rooms, "provide a reminder of best batting and bowling performances in the Lord's history."

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Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara not on Lord's honour boards

Interestingly some of the biggest names of cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Shane Warne never managed to feature on the Lord's honour boards.

27 Jul 2017

A step towards equality?

Lord's, which has begun admitting women as members only after 1999, has often come under criticism for its discriminatory rules towards women.

Having hosted the widely watched women's world cup final which saw a sell-out crowd, the club's chairman Gerald Corbett said that "Lord's is changing and that they are much more open than they were."

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