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Marylebone Cricket Club

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The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was the original governing body of international cricket. It is a private members' club. Though its international functions have been passed on to the International Cricket Council, and its English governance to the England and Wales Cricket Board, the MCC still is the framer and copyright holder of the Laws of Cricket.

It is based at Lord's Cricket Ground near St. John's Wood in London, which it owns. Members have exclusive rights to use several of the stands at Lord's. The MCC organised the early England cricket teams, and outside of Test matches the touring England team officially played as "MCC" up to and including the 1976/77 tour of Australia.

It now runs a training programme for young cricketers. The club also has a real tennis court.

See also: Middlesex County Cricket Club.

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