Home of cricket to rescue: Lord’s giving parking space to medical staff, food to poor amid Covid-19 crisis

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws of the game is doing its bit in coping up the tough crisis which coronavirus pandemic has led to.

Lord's cricket ground in London (Courtesy- ICC)

Lord’s cricket ground in London (Courtesy- ICC)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MCC has been in continuous contact with Westminster authorities amidst the pandemic
  • Lord’s Ground is helping the hospitals in its vicinity
  • Lord’s has arranged for 75 parking spaces for hospital staff

Coronavirus pandemic has taken everyone by surprise and continued to run havoc as the deadly virus has killed over 36,000 people worldwide.

UK is one of the European nations badly hit by the pandemic, which has got PM Boris Johnson also as one of its 22,000 victims in the country.

A total of 1,408 people have succumbed to the novel coronavirus and UK is under a nation-wide lockdown.

In these tough times Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) the oldest and the most active cricket club in the world has lend its support by helping the local community in whatever manner possible.

Lord’s is in very close proximity to few hospitals, and it is utilising this benefit to the maximum in the current scenarios. Lord’s have arranged for 75 parking spaces at for staff at Wellington Hospital, University College Hospital, and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.

In addition to this the club is also providing storage areas for the Wellington Hospital.

“MCC has provided food to City Harvest London, who help put fresh surplus food to good use in a sustainable way, redistributing to organisations that feed the hungry,” MCC said in an official release.

“We are continuing to work closely with our local community, hospitals and organisations to offer support as best we can during this period,” the owner of Lord’s Ground added.

Considering the rich cricketing history of England and the fact that Lord’s is called the home or Mecca of cricket, this gesture by the club is no surprise.

The initiative taken by MCC would surely boost the morals of the local community in England and motivate the cricket fraternity worldwide in general.

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