London: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns the Lord’s Cricket Ground, is embroiled in allegations of “high-handedness” over a planned overhaul of the London-based stadium.
A group of disaffected MCC members were unable to force the club to hold an independent inquiry into the collapsed “Vision for Lord’s” at a special general meeting, here, on Sunday. The committee, bolstered by a postal vote earlier in the week, was supported by 6,191 votes against 1,556, a report said.
The “Vision” was terminated in 2011 by MCC chairman Oliver Stocken and treasurer Justin Dowley, supported by a majority of the committee in favour of a scaled-down plan set to commence next year. But members calling themselves the MCC Reform Group were unhappy over the manner in which this decision was reached. (Agencies)