Fray to play in Lara stadium opener
Terryn Fray, the Bailey's Bay and Bermuda batsman, has been selected among an elite group of cricketers taking part in an exhibition match to be held at tomorrow's official opening ceremony of the multi-purpose Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.
The opening batsman was extended an invitation to play in a Twenty20 contest also featuring Lara, the former West Indies captain and double world record-holder.
“I am looking forward to it, it will be a good experience playing with a lot of ex-Test players,” Fray said, shortly after landing at Miami International Airport this morning. “Brian Lara is one of the greatest batsmen ever, and it's an honour just being in his presence.
“I will be around players that I might have missed playing growing up but have heard the names, so I get a chance to be around a few of these guys and learn about their experiences through cricket. “I think this will be one of the biggest experiences so far. Obviously playing in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia was an achievement in itself, so I hold that high.
“It's a great opportunity for me to be invited to come and play at the opening of Brian Lara's Stadium in a T20 match.
“T20 is a game that I have been working on in the last couple of years and I've progressed since I first started playing it. Most of my tours with the senior national team have been T20 tours, so I'm pretty confident and if I get a chance will try and capitalize on it.
“I want to thank my boss at Bermuda College, Nikkita Scott, for allowing me this opportunity on short notice. She said ‘it's a once in lifetime experience, and so by all means make it happen'.”