Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is the world's oldest and most famous cricket club. Founded in 1787, it is a private members' club. It owns, and is based at, Lord's Cricket Ground near St John's Wood in north London. MCC was formerly the governing body of cricket in England and across the world. Most of its global functions were passed on to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1993 and its English governance was passed to the England and Wales Cricket Board at the same time.
The MCC laid down the laws of the game in 1788, and remains the copyright holder of the Laws of Cricket. It is well known throughout the cricketing world as an active club that is influential to cricket in general