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Two Brian Lara Fetes for Crop Over

July 12, 2008

FORMER West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara will play two big strokes here during Crop-Over. He announced on Thursday July 10th 2008 during a Press conference at Ebworth Plantation, St Peter, that he would not only be hosting an all-inclusive VIP section at Cohobbolopot in collaboration with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) on August 3, but would also still be keeping his annual all-inclusive party on those well-appointed grounds the day before.

As director and chairman of his newly formed company, LAY Management Group, Lara plans to use his popular annual all-inclusive fete in Barbados, as well as the one in Trinidad, to fund an initiative to develop young aspiring athletes throughout the region. “There is a gap that you bridge between school cricket, school soccer or any other discipline, until you get to international level. During that period of time there is no major management company that actually focuses on any young sportsman and that is if you get to the international level.

“So we formed this company and at present we are reaching out to corporate Caribbean to ensure that these young sportsmen and sportswomen have what it takes – the support financially, the academic background and the social support to make it to the top,” he said. He said for the last couple of years the Bajan event allowed him to donate $10 000 each to the National HIV/AIDS Commission and the Council For The Disabled, as well as donate computers and high-speed Internet access to the Nightengale Home via Cable & amp; Wireless.

He promised his fete at Ebworth would be “bigger and better”, with ongoing negotiations with Machel Montano HD, krosfyah and others to participate in the Bajan-style Carnival. In addition, the starting time has been changed to an earlier 2 p.m. so that invitees “feel a lot safer getting back” while having “a tremendous and wonderful Brian Lara experience”.

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  1. Michelle permalink
    July 21, 2008 4:13 am

    would like 2 knw the date and place of Brian Lara Fete. Thank you,

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