Saturday, January 20, 2018

'My fault' *

Lara takes blame for Tendulkar no-show

OLDIES BUT GOODIES: Former West Indies cricketers Courtney Browne, from left, Dwayne Bravo, Brian Lara, Mervyn Dillon, Ricardo Powell and Ramnaresh Sarwan pose at a media session yesterday at Lara's Knaggs Hill home. They will all be a part of the official opening of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy today from 6 p.m.

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara said he took full responsibility for the fallout from the naming of the Sachin Tendulkar stand, adding that he was embarrassed also for himself and his friend.

But he said the Indian batting legend has committed to coming to T&T in the future.

The official opening of the billion dollar Brian Lara Cricket Academy (BLCA) will take place at Tarouba from 6 p.m. this evening, and will feature an exhibition T20 match between a Brian Lara XI and an International XI led by former Sri Lanka World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga. And yesterday, Lara did a full mea culpa at a media session at his Knaggs Hill home. He was repentant but forward-looking and hopeful about the potential benefit to the country to be derived from the facility.


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