Lara apologises for verbal attack on selectors

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Brian Lara
Brian Lara

  • Lara met the Board-appointed commission of inquiry on July 27
  • The skipper said he hoped his unfortunate actions would not deter Windies' march towards further success

    St John's: Describing his fiery outburst against the selectors after the Test series loss to India as an "overreaction," Brian Lara has apologised to the West Indies Cricket Board, saying that his "unfortunate actions" only shook the faith bestowed on him by the WICB.

    ``I recognise that I broke the confidence placed in me as West Indies captain by my overreaction during and after the fourth Test against India and I apologise to all concerned," Lara said in a letter to WICB here.

    The skipper met the Board-appointed commission of inquiry, which investigated his criticism of the selectors, on July 27 and agreed to apologise for the outburst.

    "I would like to thank my teammates for the progress we have made as a team over the last few months and I hope my unfortunate actions will not in any way deter our march towards further success," he said.

    Apology accepted

    Meanwhile, the WICB said they had accepted Lara's apology, which came after Board president Ken Gordon wrote a letter to the star batsman inviting him to discuss the matter with him and asking him to render an apology. UNI, AP

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