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As a booking agent for Brian Lara we can book Brian Lara to speak at your event. Brian Lara is a former professional record-breaking West Indies cricketer. Brian Lara is credited with being one of the best batsmen of all time. Among his numerous achievements, Lara became the first man to score 7 centuries in 8 first-class innings. In 1994, Brian Lara was awarded the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.
Early Cricketing Promise
Born in Trinidad and Tobago as one of eleven siblings, Brian Lara started learning cricket at only six years old when his father enrolled him in the local coaching clinic. Consequently, he started to build his skillset up at a young age and quickly picked up on the correct batting method, shaping his talents early. At fourteen, Brian Lara’s cricketing further developed when he began to be coached at college, attracting the attention of the Trinidad National Team Under 16 team while playing in the schoolboy’s league and going on to play for them then representing the West Indies in under 19 cricket. It was in 1987 that Brian Lara’s career really took off, scoring a record-breaking 498 runs in the West Indies Youth Championships while captaining the Trinidad and Tobago team. As a result, he made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the Red Stripe Cup in 1988.