Brian Charles Lara
My introduction to the beautiful game of cricket came near the end of the career of the most beautiful player ever to grace the field – Brian Charles Lara. I was fortunate enough to have seen him play, fortunate enough to have lived during the time when matches were sold out just because he featured in the WI XI. I am much more fortunate to have been born on the same island he was. And now that he no longer graces the field, I consider myself even all the more fortunate to have been at the official opening of his Brian Lara Cricket Academy, which will see his legacy live on for generations to come.
It is a beautiful facility, with the only sore point being a slow pitch that is bound to improve over time.
Everyone came out for the occasion and when all was said and done… the cricket began and there was no shortage of fun.
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