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  • Rob Richtering
  • 27 Nov 2019

We are delighted to announce that Kumar Sangakkara will be our guest speaker at a dinner on Saturday 18 July 2020 to be held in the Presidents marquee at North Marine Road. It’s very unlikely that Kumar will be speaking anywhere else in Yorkshire in 2020 due to his extremely heavy workload as a Sky television commentator and as President of the MCC.

Tickets for the four-course meal will be £50 per head with a discount for Scarborough club members. Please contact the club on 01723 365625 to book your place at what will be a very popular event.

Kumar is a former  captain of the Sri Lankan national team. Not only is he regarded as one of the world’s great batsmen but is very highly respected throughout the cricket world and beyond.
During a career spanning 15 years he scored over 28,000 runs at international level across all formats of the game.
He was a left-handed top-order batsman and was wicket-keeper for many years in his career. At retirement, he was the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket. He holds many test records, having been the fastest to various run milestones in test cricket. Sangakkara won the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2012 and featured in many awards and Word Test & ODI XIs during his career. He was selected as Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2012 and 2015 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, becoming only the second player to have won this award twice. Sangakkara was rated as the Greatest ODI player of all time in a public poll conducted by Cricket Australia in 2016.
Kumar won the Man of the Match in the finals of 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He won the Man of the Match award in the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, where he helped the team win their first title.