Former West Indies captain Brian Lara threw a punch at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), during the official opening of a cancer treatment centre.
The centre located in Trinidad & Tobago at the Mucurapo in Port of Spain is named after him and was formally opened by Health Minister John Rahael. In his speech, Lara commended persons and organisations involved in construction and management of the centre for their teamwork, integrity and use of technology, adding that these had “missed the (West Indies) Cricket Board”.
Lara, who celebrated his 38th birthday on May 2, surprised many by announcing his retirement from the game at end of West Indies team’s final Super Eight match against England in the just concluded 2007 World Cup.
Many speculated he had been pushed out of the team by a combination off actors, since he had previously indicated he would stay on in the Test arena but retire from one-day cricket after the World Cup.
His statement suggests there was still some underlying tension between the double world record holder and the board. Adjunct Prof. Anesa Ahmad, MD, cancer specialist and treatment researcher of MD Anderson Cancer Centre, who leads a team of specialists at the centre in
Port of Spain said it is a “new weapon in our arsenal to fight cancer”.
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