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Lara turns down offer

Lara turns down offer Brian Lara. (FP)

Sun, October 21, 2012 - 12:03 AM

PORT OF SPAIN – Former West Indies captain and outstanding batsman Brian Lara says he turned down an offer to play for the International XI in two unofficial Twenty20 matches in Pakistan because he was concerned about the message it would send out in light of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) dissociating itself from the matches.

“Yes, an offer was made to me,” Lara, a 43-year-old Trinidadian, told the Trinidad Guardian.

“Until such time as the governing body in Pakistan [PCB] is able to convince the rest of the world that the best safety mechanisms have been put in place and the [International Cricket Council] agrees, I would have to say no.”

The T20 matches between the International XI and a Pakistan All Stars XI at the National Stadium marked the return of international players and cricket, albeit unofficial, to Pakistan. (CMC)

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