The North West Stand of the Brain Lara Cricket stadium will be named after Indian batting legend Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Chairman of the Sports Company of T & T Michael Phillips confirmed the Guardian that the stand would be named after India’s living legend when the stand will be officially opened next month.
Philips said the decision has been taken after consultation with Brian Charles Lara, undoubtedly one of the best left hander batsman of the cricket history.
“Our decision to name the stand after Sachin Tendulkar was done on the advice of Brian Lara. We have included Mr. Lara in our decision making process in terms of how we will roll out the launch and management of both the stadium and the academy” – he said.
Philips said the decision has no way been taken under any political influence hence it is taken just to encourage the particular sport in the country.
Sachin Tendulkar, playing 200 Test matches, is the only player in the history of cricket to appear in most number of it scored 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. Sachin holds the record of most number of runs in Test cricket as well as the most number of centuries.