Bangladesh Premier League news October 14, 2012

Chittagong Kings confirm Lara as ambassador

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.