Lara wants to play in Indian Premier

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, who two months ago ended a three-year break from competitive cricket, has said he wants to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Lara last played in Zimbabwe’s Twenty20 competition in October and said he wants to be match-fit to get into the IPL’s 2011 season.

Lara said his role in the lucrative competition would be similar to that of Shane Warne or Stephen Fleming, whose jobs with their franchises are described as captain-coach or “mentor.”

Outside of his participation in Zimbabwe’s T20 league, Lara’s only association with T20 cricket came in the form of a one-year stint with the now defunct Indian Cricket League.

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