(Note to readers: 'The Enemy Camp' will be the tongue-in-cheek name for Yahoo! Cricket's coverage of the English press during India's tour of England.)
Lord's. The 2000th Test match. The 100th between England and India. And there's a huge milestone Sachin Tendulkar is expected to cross.
But as things stand, cricket is the last thing on the minds of some members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, who are miffed at 'inappropriately' dressed female spectators at Lord's. In 1999, women were allowed into the MCC after a 212-year-long ban.
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There are now 50 female members, who sit alongside some of the 18,000 male members sporting their yellow and pink striped ties, pocket handkerchiefs and blazers. Some of the men, whose average age is 57, have protested that the women are not required to wear jackets.
But the biggest concern seems to be that some women are just too scruffy. One member said the cricket maidens wear “garb fit for a vigorous weeding