"Kumar Sangakkara has delivered the 11th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s on Monday 4 July 2011. An audio recording of the lecture, also featuring a panel question & answer session featuring Andrew Strauss, Clare Connor and Michael Holding" is available here:
The reason why I took the trouble to open a thread is because it touches on topics that we don't often hear current cricketers commenting upon/discussing: the history of the sport and its influence on cultures around the world. As Sangakarra himself mentions, it is a deviation from the popular subjects of discussion, namely the place of technology, corruption and the proliferation of Twenty20.
I hope many of you find the lecture to be interesting and I apologize if you find the opening of this new thread to be unnecessary.