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West Indies great Brian Lara to attend Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3


The BCB is very pleased to announce that legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara will attend today's final round match of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 between second-placed USA and host Bermuda at National Sports Centre.


The enigmatic left-hander is a regular visitor to Bermuda, and has a strong connection with the Island. He annually attends the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, usually held in October at the beautiful Port Royal Golf course. Lara has come to lend support to the ICC event and all the teams as they compete to win qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014.


Lara has a strong relationship with the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) and the Bermuda government, particularly the Department of Tourism.


The 44-year old left-hander was one of the West Indies most prolific batsmen , having represented the West Indies in 131 Tests and 299 ODIs in a career that spanned 17 years. He amassed some 11,953 Test runs at an average of 52.88.


Lara scored 34 Test centuries and 48 half-centuries, while his best performance with the bat featured against England in Antigua in 2004 when he scored 400 not out.

In the 299 ODIs that Lara played, he scored 10,405 runs at an average of 40.48, including 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries. As the West Indies captain, Lara led the side to victory in the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 1994.


Lara played 429 First class matches, scoring 22,156 runs, including an unbeaten 501 scored against Durham in 1994, playing for Warwickshire.


In 2012, Lara was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame alongside Englands Enid Bakewell, in a ceremony in Sri Lanka during the ICC World Twenty20.