Lara was here on a special invitation from the CAB to watch the last two days of the first Test between India and the West Indies, which however got over in three days with the hosts emerging comfortable winners.

“Lara lamented that he has not played any Test at the majestic Eden Gardens. He suggested us to organise an exhibition cricket match for the veterans involving himself and the Indian duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly,” CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey said. 

Brian Lara
West Indies batting great Brian Lara lights a lamp at the Missionaries of Charity centre in Kolkata yesterday