Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lara lauds parents, relay athletes*

Focus on community: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, left, chats with residents of Beetham Gardens during his ­impromptu walk-about ­yesterday. —Photo : CURTIS CHASE

Cricket legend Brian Lara hosted his 400* Pop-up Lounge and Memo­rabilia Museum at the Beetham Community Centre yesterday.
Before, the eclectic exhibition—comprising black and white photographs of Lara in flight, cardigans, biographies and an autographed bat collection—was housed at Lara’s Chancellor Hill, Port of Spain, ­residence.
Then, it was unveiled at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, at the home of late social worker Audrey Jeffers during the period August 4 to 14, coinciding with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket competition.
Before Lara’s exhibition was laid out, he greeted the excited young people present. He said he ­wanted to encourage people to be more responsible parents, and hailed his late parents, Bunty and Pearl Lara, as shining examples.

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