Anjum Chopra celebrated the honorary life membership of the (MCC) Lord’s cricket ground, London

Posted by: at 9/29/2016 05:31:00 am

 New Delhi, 28th of September 2016

An evening was hosted by the  Women cricketer Anjum Chopra  to celebrate the receiving of honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lord’s cricket ground, London. The event took place at Zerruco, The Ashok.

Chairman of Indian Premier League, Rajeev Shukla and Anuradha Shukla
 Picture/Photo of Chairman of Indian Premier League, Rajeev Shukla and Anuradha Shukla

Cricketer  Vijay Dahiya
 Cricketer  Vijay Dahiya

Cricketer Murali Kartik , Atul Wassan and Syed Saba Karim
 Cricketer Murali Kartik , Atul Wassan and Syed Saba Karim

Former Commissioner of Police, Delhi Neeraj Kumar and Mala Kumar (2)
 Former Commissioner of Police, Delhi Neeraj Kumar and Mala Kumar 

Hosts of the evening Anjum Chopra, woman cricketer, being congratulated by Neelam Pratap Rudy
 Hosts of the evening Anjum Chopra, woman cricketer, being congratulated by Neelam Pratap Rudy

Krishan Bal Chopra and Poonam Chopra
 Picture/Photo - Krishan Bal Chopra and Poonam Chopra

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel
 Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel

Mukesh Gupta, Director Sadhna Channel
 Mukesh Gupta, Director Sadhna Channel

Nidhi Chopra and Nirvan Chopra
 Nidhi Chopra and Nirvan Chopra

Shweta Kartik and Sonu Wassan
 Shweta Kartik and Sonu Wassan
Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy
 Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Yogesh Srivastav Director PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Yogesh Srivastav Director PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Some of the esteemed guests present at the event were  Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel, Former Commissioner of Police, Delhi Neeraj Kumar, Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Chairman of Indian Premier League, Rajeev Shukla, Yogesh Srivastav Director PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Cricketer Vijay Dahiya, Cricketer Murali Kartik, to name a few.

Anjum’s career spans over six world Cups, two T20 world cup, one World Cup runner-up medal; more than 3,000 international runs; India captaincy; Padma Shri awardee; Arjuna awardee; television pundit; writer; broadcaster

The Marylebone Cricket Club, residents of Lord's at St John's Wood in London and lawmakers of the game, awarded Anjum Chopra its honorary life membership, making her the first Indian woman to receive the honour.

On the Occasion Anjum Chopra said “I received the honor and I accept the same with Pride.I hope with my MCC honour, I will be able to inspire more girls in India to take up sports as a career “

About the Club - Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) founded in 1787 is the world’s most active cricket club. The club having around 23,000 members awards some finest cricketers like Vivian Richards, Bishen Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar  to name a few. The club has been recognised as the sole authority on the Laws of Cricket since its foundation and it moved to its current home at Lord’s in 1814. It remains, in the words of a former President, Plum Warner, “a private club with a public function.”

There are 18,000 Full and 5,000 Associate Members of MCC. Those Members own the Ground and all MCC’s assets (the most famous of which is the Ashes Urn), they govern the Club through various committees, and some 2,000 of them represent MCC on the field of play each year.

About Anjum Chopra 

Anjum Chopra is the foremost name in women’s cricket. Former skipper of  the Indian Women’s cricket team, she is a cricket analyst and the first woman “sportscaster “on  television in India.Making her debut at an early age and with a career spanning over 17 years, Anjum has scaled many great heights having played Six world cups.   


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