Lara Honour

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Brian Lara will be honoured on Friday, when the Queen’s Park Oval Pavilion is renamed the Brian Lara Pavilion.

Bruce Aanensen, president of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club, said the world record holder for the highest scores in first-class and Test cricket would be honoured in a ceremony before the start of play on the opening day of the fifth Digicel Test at the historic venue.

“We will be honouring our champion Brian Lara prior to the Test match by naming the Pavilion after him,” Aanensen said. “We will now have the function at 9.50 am and Lara will give a short address after the unveiling.”

In his outstanding career, the left-handed Lara scored 11 953 runs and 34 centuries in 131 Tests between 1990 and 2006 and at one stage held the record for the most career runs in Tests. Lara is the highest run-maker in the history of West Indies cricket.