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.

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

    This is good new positive news infact.

  • Muhammad Rakibul 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.

  • Dummy4 on October 15, 2012, 15:02 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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......

  • Dummy4 on October 15, 2012, 7:36 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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 ?

  • KH. RAFIQUE 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>>>>>>>>>

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

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

  • Dummy4 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.....

  • Dummy4 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....!!!!

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