London: V. V. S. Laxman has been named Sachin Tendulkarís replacement in the MCC squad to play a tsunami fund-raiser against an International XI at Lordís on June 14. Tendulkar, who was to have led the team, was ruled out after undergoing surgery on Monday.
MCC team: Stephen Fleming (captain), Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, V.V.S. Laxman, Jacques Kallis, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara, Shaun Pollock, Anil Kumble, Muttiah Muralidharan, Shoaib Akhtar.
International team: Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya, Graeme Smith, Brian Lara (captain), Rahul Dravid, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Cairns, Shane Warne, Chaminda Vaas, Mohammad Sami, Makhaya Ntini. (PTI)