Eoin Morgan 'delighted' to lead World XI in charity T20 match
Last Updated: 19/04/18 2:58pm
England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan will take charge of an ICC World XI for a Twenty20 international against the West Indies at Lord's on May 31.
The one-off fixture is being held to raise funds for stadiums in Dominica and Anguilla, which were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
The game was approved for international status by the ICC in February and will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Morgan said: "I am delighted to captain the ICC World XI.
"The cricket family always comes together to support worthwhile causes and this one-off T20I, featuring some of the best players in the world, will be a great spectacle at the home of cricket.
"I am sure the sporting public will come out in force and help raise money and awareness towards restoring parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, which ripped through many communities in this beautiful part of the world."
Giles Clarke, the ECB President and ICC Director, is leading the coordination of the match, supported by the ICC, ECB and MCC, in partnership with Cricket West Indies.
He said: "Two category 5 hurricanes in two weeks last year devastated parts of the Caribbean and the world of cricket was keen to show support with a fundraising initiative.
"What better way to do that than staging a world-class game at the Home of Cricket?
"Eoin Morgan as captain is a wonderful first name on the ICC World XI team sheet and in due course we'll have more players from around the world lending their support to what I'm sure will be a highly entertaining and competitive day of cricket at Lord's in May."