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Kumar Sangakkara will play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai on March 18 (Friday).

The former Sri Lanka batsman has been named in the MCC squad alongside Warwickshire and England batsman Ian Bell. The remainder of the squad will be announced in due course.

Sangakkara is currently playing for the Gemini Arabians in the Master Champions League in Sharjah, and will represent Surrey again this season.

The only previous occasion on which Sangakkara played for MCC was in the 2005 Tsunami Relief Fund match against an International XI. He made 46 and took three stumpings during the match at Lord’s.

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