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Lara Plays Charity Match to Help Uttarakhand Flood Victims

DEHRADUN: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara played a charity match to raise funds for a hospital to be built in Kedar valley for Uttarakhand calamity victims.

Held under the auspices of the Indian Medical Association at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, proceeds of this match will be spent over the construction of the hospital in Kedar ghati, the organisers said on Thursday.

Earlier, Lara also paid a visit to the Doon School and delivered a short, yet interesting and insightful speech.

He gave the audience a brief glimpse into his life and emphasized that man is defined by the way he carries himself in front of the world.

His words on planning for the future, no matter who you are or what you want to do, struck a chord with the audience, especially with so many of them preparing for their lives after School.

Lara plays charity match to help Uttarakhand flood victimsLegendary cricketer Brian Lara in action during a charity match in Dehradun to raise funds for the victims of Uttarakhand flood disaster. (PTI Photo)

Lara also invited the Doon School cricket team to play a match with his team in Trinidad and Tobago.

He also took questions from the audience and spoke of his issues with the cricket boards having too much power, his stance on match-fixing.

He closed his interaction with the audience with the remark, "Most sportsmen fail more than they succeed."

Source: PTI

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