Yuvraj to represent MCC in Emirates T20 in Dubai

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh celebrates after beating Australia during the quarter-final match of The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 between India and Australia at The Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad on March 24, 2011. India beat Australia by five wickets (AFP)

India batsman Yuvraj Singh has been called up to play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in March's Emirates Twenty20 tournament in Dubai, the invitational team announced on Thursday.

He joins Alastair Cook, Michael Carberry and Nick Compton in the MCC squad for the tournament, which also features English county sides Lancashire, Yorkshire and Sussex.

Singh, who most recently played for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy, played against the MCC last year, scoring 132 for the Rest of the World XI in the Lord's Bicentenary match.

"I am very excited about being part of the squad for this tournament, and I'd like to thank MCC for offering me the chance to play out in Dubai again," Singh said in a statement.

"There are some great players in the squad so we stand a good chance of winning the competition."

The Emirates T20 tournament precedes the day-night Champion County match between MCC and Yorkshire, which acts as a curtain-raiser for the new English season.

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