Bangladesh Premier League news October 14, 2012

Chittagong Kings confirm Lara as ambassador

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Brian Lara has become the brand ambassador of the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Chittagong Kings, its owner confirmed on Sunday. Lara has signed a three-year contract with Kings and will arrive in Dhaka to complete formalities in November.

"I am excited and honoured to announce that Brian Lara has agreed to join us as the brand ambassador of the Chittagong Kings," Sameer Quader Chowdhury, the franchise's owner, told ESPNcricinfo.

Lara will be part of the Chittagong franchise's delegation at the auction on December 7, Chowdhury said. "He will also be with us throughout the BPL campaign, which starts on January 17. Before the tournament starts, he will be present for our corporate dealings and marketing activities. Apart from this, he will do social work and be involved in team's activities and selection."

During the inaugural season of the BPL, former Australia players Michael Bevan and Dean Jones were part of the Chittagong Kings, as batting coach and technical director respectively.

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  • Summer_Sport on October 16, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    This is good new positive news infact.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on October 15, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    It's a big move by the franchisee. They should continue with those high profile coaches of last season. Other franchisees can also contract big names like Warne, Hayden, Gilchrist, Ganguly as their ambassador or coach.

  • on October 15, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    realy this a great newa 4 us.ur a most welcome

  • on October 15, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    BC Lara is a wonderful human being, humble, yet so confident in his ability. He is a true cricketing genius. Brian is a true cricketing ambassador and icon and I know that only good things would result from this association with the "Great One". Good luck BPL and BCL......

  • on October 15, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    great honors for Lara.........................

  • on October 15, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Thats a great news for BPL and Chittagong kings i Like so much Lara .I hope he can help them with his best experience ?

  • Rafelgibt on October 15, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    WOW..........Its really so cool......Hope our players might get benefited by just seeing him............GO TIGERS GO>>>>>>>>>

  • anver777 on October 15, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    A "KING" for Chittagong Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    this is great news for us that one of the legend cricketer will involve in BPL.we should cheer.....

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Wow... What a great News... The biggest Brian Lara fan from India Myself, I was furious when IPL 2010 insulted this great Legend by not auctioning him... Kuddos to the Bangladeshi guys to respect this Marvelous Talent... He is better than Sachin,Ponting, Kallis, De villiers, Amla anyday,any time and any minute... Come on Lara.. Your presence in the Cricketing World is a Magic....!!!!

  • Summer_Sport on October 16, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    This is good new positive news infact.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on October 15, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    It's a big move by the franchisee. They should continue with those high profile coaches of last season. Other franchisees can also contract big names like Warne, Hayden, Gilchrist, Ganguly as their ambassador or coach.

  • on October 15, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    realy this a great newa 4 us.ur a most welcome

  • on October 15, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    BC Lara is a wonderful human being, humble, yet so confident in his ability. He is a true cricketing genius. Brian is a true cricketing ambassador and icon and I know that only good things would result from this association with the "Great One". Good luck BPL and BCL......

  • on October 15, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    great honors for Lara.........................

  • on October 15, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Thats a great news for BPL and Chittagong kings i Like so much Lara .I hope he can help them with his best experience ?

  • Rafelgibt on October 15, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    WOW..........Its really so cool......Hope our players might get benefited by just seeing him............GO TIGERS GO>>>>>>>>>

  • anver777 on October 15, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    A "KING" for Chittagong Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    this is great news for us that one of the legend cricketer will involve in BPL.we should cheer.....

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Wow... What a great News... The biggest Brian Lara fan from India Myself, I was furious when IPL 2010 insulted this great Legend by not auctioning him... Kuddos to the Bangladeshi guys to respect this Marvelous Talent... He is better than Sachin,Ponting, Kallis, De villiers, Amla anyday,any time and any minute... Come on Lara.. Your presence in the Cricketing World is a Magic....!!!!

  • wiseshah on October 15, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    Lara, tendulkar, ponting, hayden, gilchrist, injamam, desilva--- these are rare species in terms of talent and consistency

  • hammad2000 on October 14, 2012, 23:54 GMT

    @ahmed Husain not the biggest fan of tendulkar but he is definetly one of the best batsmen

  • on October 14, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    Thanks BC Lara to get involved with BPL...you are the most elegant I have ever seen in my life..

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 14, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    The foolish IPL auction in 2010 made a mockery of this great legend whom I rate MORE than Sachin Tendulkar. It's nice to see him give back to the game he loves more than anything. His presence will really be fruitful to many of the young Bangladeshi players. They can learn SO MUCH by simply sitting beside him. Hopefully many other legends of the game can invest their time in Bangladeshi cricket, they really need it after many years of average international cricket presence.

  • on October 14, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Thats a great newsss for BPL

  • braindead_rocker on October 14, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    Nice to see Lara involved with lesser countries like Zim and Bang. I hope he can help them with his vast experience.

  • on October 14, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Legend!!! He's Mushfiqur Rahim favourite batsman and in my 'opinion' I rate Lara one of the best batsman of all time certainly in the top 4 along with Bradman, Richards and Ponting. Strong player with quick eyes makes him difficult to bowl to and one of a very few to achieve more than one 300 plus scores.

  • on October 14, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    Good news for the Chittagong Kings & BPL!

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  • on October 14, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    Good news for the Chittagong Kings & BPL!

  • on October 14, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Legend!!! He's Mushfiqur Rahim favourite batsman and in my 'opinion' I rate Lara one of the best batsman of all time certainly in the top 4 along with Bradman, Richards and Ponting. Strong player with quick eyes makes him difficult to bowl to and one of a very few to achieve more than one 300 plus scores.

  • braindead_rocker on October 14, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    Nice to see Lara involved with lesser countries like Zim and Bang. I hope he can help them with his vast experience.

  • on October 14, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Thats a great newsss for BPL

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 14, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    The foolish IPL auction in 2010 made a mockery of this great legend whom I rate MORE than Sachin Tendulkar. It's nice to see him give back to the game he loves more than anything. His presence will really be fruitful to many of the young Bangladeshi players. They can learn SO MUCH by simply sitting beside him. Hopefully many other legends of the game can invest their time in Bangladeshi cricket, they really need it after many years of average international cricket presence.

  • on October 14, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    Thanks BC Lara to get involved with BPL...you are the most elegant I have ever seen in my life..

  • hammad2000 on October 14, 2012, 23:54 GMT

    @ahmed Husain not the biggest fan of tendulkar but he is definetly one of the best batsmen

  • wiseshah on October 15, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    Lara, tendulkar, ponting, hayden, gilchrist, injamam, desilva--- these are rare species in terms of talent and consistency

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Wow... What a great News... The biggest Brian Lara fan from India Myself, I was furious when IPL 2010 insulted this great Legend by not auctioning him... Kuddos to the Bangladeshi guys to respect this Marvelous Talent... He is better than Sachin,Ponting, Kallis, De villiers, Amla anyday,any time and any minute... Come on Lara.. Your presence in the Cricketing World is a Magic....!!!!

  • on October 15, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    this is great news for us that one of the legend cricketer will involve in BPL.we should cheer.....