Surrey chasing Brian Lara for T20 campaign

brian lara Lara in line for spectacular return to cricket after confirming he is in talks with Surrey
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Brian Lara is in line for a spectacular return to cricket after confirming he is in talks with Surrey about joining their T20 campaign.

The south Londoners have already taken advantage of new ECB rules on overseas players for the expanded competition, signing up former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds.

And now it looks as if Rory Hamilton-Brown’s men are keen to bring in the 41-year-old former West Indies captain as well.

A Surrey spokesman confirmed the rumours saying: “We have been in discussion with Brian regarding his possible involvement with the club.”

The left-hander is considered by many as the most exciting batsman of his generation and securing his signing would be a PR masterstroke for the Brown Caps.

T20 has lengthened the careers of several of Lara’s contemporaries including Shane Warne and Matthew Hayden.

ECB regulations allow each county to register up to four overseas players for the T20 cup, with two allowed to play in each fixture.

Surrey’s London rivals have signed ex-Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist as counties look to pull in large crowds for the potentially lucrative competition.

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